Sheet for Semester Final
Foundations of Government
of government as spelled out in Preamble
with Articles of Confederation
and Informal Amendment process
and balances – examples
of powers – definition and how it’s different from checks and balances
Faith and Credit Clause in the Constitution
- South Dakota
v. Dole and how it relates to federalism (what type of federalism?)
in federalism / Carrot and Stick Approach
Jeffords – Democracy in America episode
Congress, and The Presidency
of Congress – different roles
groups hold power in Congress? (gender, race, etc.)
there is ultimate free speech on the floor of Congress
and why Congress has the ability to investigate other branches of
and Proper Clause (Elastic Clause)
happens to most bills in Congress?
Committee – what it is
power as Commander and Chief – what is it, and are there limits?
and factors of success (House vs. Senate, incumbents, scandals, etc.)
Judiciary, Bureaucracy and Political Socialization
of service for federal judges
federal court are most cases heard in?
conditions lead the Supreme Court to “call a case up”?
Activism, Judicial Restraint and Judicial Independence
of Political Socialization
of polls / flaws of polls
error, random sampling, loaded question
of aging on political socialization and voting
between “liberal” and “conservative”
and the factors of why implementation fails
and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 / immigration policy
Interest Groups, Voting, Elections and Media
added by interest groups
factor leads to non-voting in the United States
elections – what they are and voting patterns
of parties – Party as Organization, Party in Government, Party in the
– “Rock the Vote”
of the media and the Washington Post article on Foster Care
- NGO –
between Bosnia in 1990s
and Iraq in 2000s
Aid – where does it come from in America and is it useful?
Strategy in Iraq
and similarities to Nixon Doctrine.
- Microfinancing video “Pennies A Day”
- Kay Bailey Hutchinson stated that in
order for the United
States to justify committing American
troops to any cause, that cause must be a “national security
interest.” (a) Define national
security interest and give a historical example of a conflict which
satisfied the national security interest requirement (b) Discuss one way in which the
Iraq War has satisfied the national security interest requirement. (c)
Discuss one way in which the Iraq War has not satisfied the national
security interest requirement.