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A.P. Government Terms List

 

I.  Constitutional Underpinnings

 

  1. Pluralist Theory
  2. Limited Government
  3. John Locke
  4. Connecticut Compromise
  5. Writ of Habeas Corpus
  6. Federalist No. 10
  7. Federalist No. 51
  8. Federalist No. 78
  9. Informal Constitutional Change
  10. 26th Amendment
  11. Federalism
  12. Marbury v. Madison
  13. McCulloch v. Maryland
  14. Gibbons v. Ogden
  15. Texas v. Johnson
  16. Wallace v. Jaffree
  17. Griswold v. Connecticut
  18. Selective Draft Law Cases
  19. 10th Amendment

 

II.  Institutions of National Government: The Congress, the Presidency, the Bureaucracy, and the Federal Courts

 

  1. filibuster
  2. pork barrel
  3. Whips
  4. House Rules Committee
  5. Oversight
  6. Rider
  7. Constituency
  8. Caucus
  9. legislative veto
  10. National Security Council
  11. Office of the President
  12. 25th Amendment
  13. Presidential Coattails
  14. Electoral mandate
  15. “Great Communicator”
  16. U.S. vs. Nixon
  17. Deregulation
  18. Hatch Act
  19. Bureaucracy
  20. Federal Communication Commission
  21. Title IX of Education Amendment 1972
  22. Stare decisis
  23. Judicial Activism
  24. Writ of Certiorari
  25. Bush v. Gore
  26. Amicus Curiae
  27. Pollock v Farmer’s Loan and Trust Co.
  28. Entitlements
  29. Military Industrial Complex
  30. Congressional Budget and  Impoundment Control Act of 1974

 

III.  Political Beliefs and Behaviors

 

  1. Motor Voter Act
  2. Political Action Committee (PAC)
  3. Federal Election Campaign Act
  4. Soft Money
  5. Buckley v. Valeo
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Political socialization
  8. Election of 1896
  9. Reapportionment
  10. Sampling Error
  11. Simpson-Mazzoli Act
  12. Minority Majority
  13. The American Voter

 

IV.  Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Mass Media

 

  1. Bipartisan
  2. Closed Primary
  3. Open Primary
  4. Proportional Representation
  5. McGovern-Fraser Commission
  6. Blanket Primaries
  7. Critical Election
  8. Rational Choice Theory
  9. Allwright v. Smith
  10. Free-rider problem
  11. Interest group
  12. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Alabama
  13. Subgovernment
  14. Electioneering
  15. Narrowcasting
  16. Chains 
  17. Trial Balloon
  18. “Negative press”
  19. Woodward and Bernstein
  20. Sound bites
  21. New York Times vs. U.S.

 

V.  Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

 

  1. Categorical grants
  2. Incorporation Doctrine
  3. Establishment Clause
  4. Free Exercise Clause
  5. 6th Amendment
  6. 5th Amendment
  7. 4th Amendment
  8. 8th Amendment
  9. Minor vs. Happersatt
  10. Gitlow v. U.S.
  11. Schenck v. U.S.
  12. Gideon v. Wainwright
  13. Miranda v. Arizona
  14. Brown v. Board of Education
  15. Muller v. Oregon
  16. Mapp v. Ohio
  17. Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier
  18. Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
  19. Sherbert v. Verner

 

VI.  Public Policy

 

  1. Joint Chiefs of Staff
  2. Consumer Price Index
  3. Aid to Families with dependent children
  4. The Great Society
  5. Environmental Protection Agency
  6. General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade