US Government Module 3 Study Guide

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "US Government Module 3 Study Guide"

Transcription

1 US Government Module 3 Study Guide There are 3 branches of government. Module 3 will cover the legislative and execute and module 4 will cover the judicial The Legislative Branch aka Congress Established in Article I of the Constitution Their job is to fulfill the needs and wishes of the people who elected them (constituents) The main goal of this branch is to pass legislation (laws) There is a bicameral legislature (2 houses): The House of Representatives The Senate Based on population (US census) 2 per state- equal representation 435 members total 100 members total 2-year terms 6 year terms (rolling turnover with 1/3 of the senators up for re-election every 2 years) So you want to be a member of congress.. Qualification requirements for members of the House Qualification requirements for members of Senate 25 years of age 30 years old US citizen for 7 years US citizen for 9 years Live in the state they wish to represent Live in the state they wish to represent House of Representatives Differences of the two Senate

2 Leader= Speaker of the House All bills creating revenue (taxes) Impeach high officials Leader= Vice President and President Pro Tempore Approves foreign treaties Conducts trials/convicts impeached federal officials Confirms presidential appointments Powers of the Legislative Branch As stated in Article 1 section 8 of the Constitution "make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof." Coin and print money Declare war Confirm federal officials Approve foreign treaties Tax Make necessary and proper laws US Postal Service Naturalization Process How does a bill become a law? Constituents- someone who votes to appoint another to act on his or her behalf Legislation- law passed or in the process of being passed by a lawmaking body, such as Congress Census- official count of a population carried out at set time intervals Apportionment- the distribution of seats in the House among the states based on proportion of total population, calculated after conducting a census every 10 years

3 Powers of Congress- See lesson 3.01 p3 of 8 Speaker of the House- highest-ranking member of the House, usually the senior member of the majority party Presidential succession- the ordered list of federal positions that would take over as acting president if the president were unable to carry out official duties President pro tempore- the highest-ranking member of the Senate after the President of the Senate (who is the vice president), usually the senior member of the majority party Conference committee- a Congressional committee with members of both houses that creates a compromise bill between similar bills passed separately by the House and Senate Floor Action, veto- Committees: Standing- a Congressional committee that is permanent and addresses a particular topic ad hoc- a temporary Congressional committee set up to fulfill a specific purpose joint- a Congressional committee with members from both houses that makes a single set of recommendations to the whole Congress on a specific issue conference- see above House Rules- This committee, specific to the House, sets rules of debate for particular bills. Examples include time limits for debate and types of amendments members can add Joint Economic- (JEC) studies and makes recommendations to the whole Congress regarding national economic conditions 3.02 Public Policy What is public policy and how does it affect me? Public policy is legislation that is aimed to improve the well-being of citizens and the country as a whole. Types of policy: Social welfare- education and health care/insurance Economic: taxes and spending Environmental Defense It is the right and responsibility of every citizen to monitor public policy (TV news, Internet/social media). Every policy has costs and benefits. By analyzing these we can see if the policy is a sound choice or if it need revisions. Example: seatbelt legislation Costs: time for studies and research, money for development of new seatbelts in cars, tests, more money for cars, training for officers Benefits: saves lives, less money used for hospital bills paid by taxpayers, more comfortable experience in cars

4 Foreign policy- relations with other countries, while domestic policies apply within the country Domestic policy- decisions can have an affect on each other Social welfare policy- policies address the well-being of citizens and include programs like education and health insurance. The goal of these policies is to "promote the general welfare" as described in the Preamble to the Constitution, meaning to improve citizens' quality of life. Those who benefit from social welfare programs often must meet certain age, income, or other requirements Economic policy- policies include the government's budget, which includes government taxing and spending rules. Economic policy also establishes rules for businesses. The goal of economic policy is to grow the productive capacity of the economy, while keeping unemployment and inflation low. Inflation is the general rise of prices over time. Environmental policy- policies address concerns related to the impact of human activity on Earth. The goal, of course, is to minimize the negative effects on air, water, wildlife, and land that result from our activities, such as clearing land for farms and driving gas-burning vehicles. Environmental policies are often controversial because they can be very expensive for American businesses. Defense policy- policies include laws and programs related to maintaining the armed forces. The goal of defense policy is to protect the safety and security of the country and its citizens. Defense policy often intersects with foreign policy. Like other types of policy, it can be very controversial as people disagree on what role the United States should take in world affairs as a measure to protect its own peace and security. Initiative (referendum)- a process in many U.S. states that allows citizens to introduce ideas for new laws to the state legislature Ordinance- a law or rule made by an authority such as a city government Externalities- unintended costs or benefits to third parties 3.03 The Executive Branch Established in Article 2 of the Constitution President, Vice President, Cabinet Their job is to carry out and enforce the laws of the US So you want to be president.. Constitutional requirements Societal requirements Must be at least 35 years old Wealth Must be a US citizen Education Resident of the United States for at least 14 years Experience Personality Note- the Vice President has all the same requirements for office as the president

5 The role of the president The following is a list of presidential duties: Approves and carries out laws passed by congress Has veto power if needed Meets with foreign leaders and makes agreements Makes treaties Spends money as authorized by congress Appoints Supreme Court Justices, federal judges, and foreign ambassadors Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces (military) Can grant pardons for federal crimes State of the Union Address (given yearly) Note- The 22 nd amendment limits the president to two terms in office The Cabinet The Cabinet is a group of leaders of 15 executive departments that advise the president. Under each executive department are various agencies with staff that carry out the daily work of enforcing policy. Regulatory Agencies: Independent regulatory agencies are offices that serve a specific enforcement function. They operate with much less of the president's direction than executive departments. Like the Cabinet, Congress creates them and determines through law the powers of the agency. The president appoints their chief leaders with approval from the Senate, but usually does not have the power to remove officials without cause. Examples: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) US Postal Service (USPS) The Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) The Social Security Administration (SSA)

6 Electoral College- the group of people from each state who officially elect the president of the United States, typically based on the popular vote in each state. Powers of the President- Succession- Veto Cabinet- a group of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments and other officials as determined by the president Bureaucracy- staff, policies, and actions of administrative groups led by nonelected officials to carry out specific laws and responsibilities Regulations- an official rule or order that guides behavior related to laws, or the carrying out of a law Congressional oversight Authorization bill- permission through legislation to start or continue a government program or agency Appropriation- permission through legislation to spend funds on a specific program or agency Subpoena- legal order that requires a witness to appear or provide evidence to a court Executive privilege - the right of the president to refuse to reveal confidential materials if doing so would interfere with the administration's ability to govern Influencing policy There are many ways an individual citizen can make a difference and have their voice heard: vote, contact local or state representatives, start or sign a petition, post on social media, attend public meetings, etc. There is also strength in numbers. For that reason many people choose to join special interest groups or political parties. Political Parties There are 3 major parties: Democrat, Republican, or Independent. People choose a political party based off of ideologies and beliefs.

7 Special Interest Groups: Special interest groups are groups of people who share a common idea or experience and want to influence a policy. Smaller in scope Plan to inform/persuade the public and lawmakers in favor of their interest/position Very passionate and involved members They can form, dissolve, and change their policy focus depending on what issues are at the center of attention at any point in time Examples: Greenpeace, labor unions PAC- Political Action Committee and Coalitions Lobbyists Political ideology- a set of beliefs, values, and ideas that form the basis for an organization or program Third party- a political party organized in opposition to the major parties in a two-party system Independent- a person or candidate who votes and acts in accordance with his or her own judgment and without regard to the positions taken by any specific party Liberal- Moderate- Conservative- Campaigns- an organized series of events intended to achieve a specific goal, such as selection of a particular candidate for office Special interest group Labor union- an organization of wage earners set up to promote its members' concerns, generally in the areas of pay, benefits, hours, and conditions Political action committee- a group set up by an interest group or corporation to raise and spend donated money on a political campaign Coalition- an alliance of separate interest groups INTEREST GROUPS: Citizen s Flag Alliance, SADD, Greenpeace, AAA

8 3.05 Media and Politics What is media? How does the influence of the media play into politics? Media is anything that relays a message or information to a wide audience of people. Print: newspaper, flyers, magazines, books Radio Television Internet: , websites, advertisements, social media, etc. Other- billboards, bumper stickers, buttons Highly televised political events include: State of the Union Address Campaign ads Debates Bias is a preference toward a particular belief or attitude No person is completely free of bias. This includes the media. Many people do not have time to research policy or information about government and rely on news outlets or websites to inform them of candidates or policy. This can be dangerous depending on the amount of bias in the station/report/or analysis they view. Types of Bias/Persuasive tactics: Accuracy: using statistics Omission: leaving out key information Emotional appeal: Statements and/or visual images that appeal to our personal values, beliefs, and desires (either positive or negative) Symbols- images or text in advertisements that represent something else or have a meaning not obvious from the picture itself Propaganda: information an organization or government sends out to promote a policy, idea, or cause. In general, it means any type of political message with a bias 3.06 Elections and Voting Does every vote really count? The Electoral College is the group of people who officially elect the president of the United States, set up by the U.S. Constitution. The number of electors (total of house representatives plus 2 senators) each state has is determined by population (US census) 538 total possible votes; a candidate needs 270 to win the election

9 Typically goes with popular vote (winner takes all) but not always the case (2000 election- Bush v Gore) Please view the following video: Demographics- characteristics about the human population or a part of it, such as size or growth Socioeconomics traits- characteristic relating to economic or social factors Voter turnout- the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election Electoral College- the group of people from each state who officially elect the president of the United States, typically based on the popular vote in each state. Popular vote- a vote of the majority of the people in a country, the votes of the people Gerrymandering- the dividing of a geographic region into representative districts that would give political advantage to a certain political party or other group Primary elections (open, closed)- a process where voters choose the candidates who will run for political office Caucus- a closed meeting of people from one political party, especially a local meeting to select delegates or candidates Midterm elections- U.S. general election held two years after every presidential election where all seats in the House are up for election as well as one-third of the Senate seats Voter fraud- interference with an election, such as illegal voter registration, preventing votes being cast or counted Disenfranchise- to deprive a person or a group of people of the right to vote Swing state- a U.S. state where no political party has a significant majority of voter support, making it possible for the state's electoral votes to go to any candidate Factors that influence turnout (party identification, type of election, campaign tone, age and gender, ethnicity, education and income) Module 3 Review Video

Congressional Elections

Congressional Elections Name: Government In America, Chapter 12 Big Idea Questions Guided Notes The Representatives and Senators The Members: in total - 100 Senators and 435 members of the House Requirements to be a member of

More information

CHAPTER 5: CONGRESS: THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

CHAPTER 5: CONGRESS: THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH CHAPTER 5: CONGRESS: THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH 1 Section 1: Congress Section 2: The Powers of Congress Section 3: The House of Representative Section 4: The Senate Section 5: Congress At Work SECTION 1: CONGRESS

More information

AP US GOVERNMENT: CHAPTER 11 CONGRESS: THE PEOPLE S BRANCH

AP US GOVERNMENT: CHAPTER 11 CONGRESS: THE PEOPLE S BRANCH AP US GOVERNMENT: CHAPTER 11 CONGRESS: THE PEOPLE S BRANCH The US Congress is one of the world s most representative and democratic institutions, admired for its openness and deliberateness. On the other

More information

The Electoral Process STEP BY STEP. the worksheet activity to the class. the answers with the class. (The PowerPoint works well for this.

The Electoral Process STEP BY STEP. the worksheet activity to the class. the answers with the class. (The PowerPoint works well for this. Teacher s Guide Time Needed: One class period Materials Needed: Student worksheets Projector Copy Instructions: Reading (2 pages; class set) Activity (3 pages; class set) The Electoral Process Learning

More information

Three Branches of the American Government Packet

Three Branches of the American Government Packet Name: Three es of the American Government Packet THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT Directions: Use the Civics in Action section in your book to complete the flow chart below by filling in the blanks with words

More information

Sample Examination One Answers RUBRIC FREE RESPO SE QUESTIO S. 1. Political participation in the United States can take place in various forms.

Sample Examination One Answers RUBRIC FREE RESPO SE QUESTIO S. 1. Political participation in the United States can take place in various forms. 79 RUBRIC FREE RESPO SE QUESTIO S 1. Political participation in the United States can take place in various forms. a) Other than voting, identify two ways that Americans participate politically. b) Explain

More information

The Legislative Branch C H A P T E R S 2 A N D 7 E S S E N T I A L S O F A M E R I C A N G O V E R N M E N T R O O T S A N D R E F O R M

The Legislative Branch C H A P T E R S 2 A N D 7 E S S E N T I A L S O F A M E R I C A N G O V E R N M E N T R O O T S A N D R E F O R M The Legislative Branch C H A P T E R S 2 A N D 7 E S S E N T I A L S O F A M E R I C A N G O V E R N M E N T R O O T S A N D R E F O R M M S. CAMPBELL A P GOVERNMENT EDGREN HIGH SCHOOL Imagine for a moment

More information

Congress has three major functions: lawmaking, representation, and oversight.

Congress has three major functions: lawmaking, representation, and oversight. Unit 5: Congress A legislature is the law-making body of a government. The United States Congress is a bicameral legislature that is, one consisting of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the

More information

2015 ICCB and CAIT i-pathways.org 1 The GED Mark is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education.

2015 ICCB and CAIT i-pathways.org 1 The GED Mark is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. LESSON 1: MODERN AND HISTORICAL GOVERNMENTS This lesson covers the following information: The different government systems in the world Political ideologies Highlights include the following: Every nation

More information

Chapter 10: Elections and Campaigns

Chapter 10: Elections and Campaigns Chapter 10: Elections and Campaigns Who Wants to Be a Candidate? There are two categories of individuals who run for office the self-starters and those who are recruited by the party The nomination process

More information

1. States must meet certain requirements in drawing district boundaries. Identify one of these requirements.

1. States must meet certain requirements in drawing district boundaries. Identify one of these requirements. Multiple Choice 1. States must meet certain requirements in drawing district boundaries. Identify one of these requirements. a. A person's vote in the largest district of a state must have only half the

More information

3 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

3 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT 3 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE BRANCH President, Vice President, Cabinet QUALIFICATIONS Written Qualifications 35 years old Lived in country for 14 years Natural-born citizen Unwritten Qualifications

More information

Chapter 8 The Presidency - Section 1 SSCG12&13 Duties of the President President s Term Salary and Benefits

Chapter 8 The Presidency - Section 1 SSCG12&13 Duties of the President President s Term Salary and Benefits The Presidency Chapter 8 The Presidency - Section 1 SSCG12&13 Duties of the President The constitutional duties of the nation s first president,, and those of a modern president are much the same. However,

More information

Government Semester Exam Review Sheet

Government Semester Exam Review Sheet Your Final Exam will come from these questions, with the addition of 6 from the Chapter 18 and 20 quizzes that you have yet to take. The answers are supplied on the last few pages. The exam will consist

More information

Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests. Chapter 11

Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests. Chapter 11 Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests Chapter 11 Original intent Leading branch of government Parts of executive and judicial branches cannot exist without congressional approval Branch

More information

AP U.S. Government & Politics Unit 3: Institutions of National Government: The Congress

AP U.S. Government & Politics Unit 3: Institutions of National Government: The Congress AP U.S. Government & Politics 2017-18 Unit 3: Institutions of National Government: The Congress Textbook: Chapter 11; Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests ; pp. 286-321 Web sites to use:

More information

RUBRICS FOR FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS

RUBRICS FOR FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS RUBRICS FOR FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS 1. Using the chart above answer the following: a) Describe an electoral swing state and explain one reason why the U. S. electoral system magnifies the importance of

More information

CIS Political Science Chapter 11. Legislative Branch: Congress. Mr. Makela. St. Clair High School. University of Minnesota

CIS Political Science Chapter 11. Legislative Branch: Congress. Mr. Makela. St. Clair High School. University of Minnesota CIS Political Science Chapter 11 Legislative Branch: Congress Mr. Makela St. Clair High School University of Minnesota The Origin and Powers of Congress Bicameral problems w/ Representation (Great Compromise)

More information

Exceptions to Symmetry. Congress: The Legislative Branch. In comparative perspective, Congress is unusual.

Exceptions to Symmetry. Congress: The Legislative Branch. In comparative perspective, Congress is unusual. Congress: The Legislative Branch In comparative perspective, Congress is unusual. Most legislatures, particularly in parliamentary systems, are relatively weak. Congress exhibits symmetric bicameralism:

More information

UNIT 3: THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

UNIT 3: THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH UNIT 3: THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH POWERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH E X P R E S S E D OR IMPLIED EXPRESSED POWERS Powers that are specifically listed in the Constitution (Article 1 Section 8) Coin money Impeach

More information

American Government and Economics Curriculum Maps

American Government and Economics Curriculum Maps American Government and Economics Curriculum Maps Curriculum Map Study of Government and Constitution (25 Days) Civil Liberties and Rights (15 Days) Political and Electoral Process (20 Days) The Legislative

More information

Social Studies Curriculum High School

Social Studies Curriculum High School Mission Statement: American Government The Social Studies Department of Alton High School is committed to the following; assisting students in mastering and appreciating the principles of government, preparing

More information

The US Constitution. Articles of the Constitution

The US Constitution. Articles of the Constitution The US Constitution Articles of the Constitution Article I delegates all legislative power to the bicameral Congress. The two chambers differ in the qualifications required of their members, the term of

More information

Chapter 24: Governing the States Section 2

Chapter 24: Governing the States Section 2 Chapter 24: Governing the States Section 2 Objectives 1. Describe State legislatures. 2. Explain the election, terms, and compensation of legislators. 3. Examine the powers and organizations of State legislatures.

More information

Organization. -Great Compromise of branches of government Bicameral legislature. -House. -Senate Upper house

Organization. -Great Compromise of branches of government Bicameral legislature. -House. -Senate Upper house Organization -Great Compromise of 1787 3 branches of government Bicameral legislature -House Lower house -Senate Upper house The House of Representatives is based on population The Senate is based on equal

More information

9.3. The Legislative Branch Makes Laws For the framers of the Constitution,

9.3. The Legislative Branch Makes Laws For the framers of the Constitution, 9.3. The Legislative Branch Makes Laws For the framers of the Constitution, the first step in building a trusted government was to create a fair way to make laws. Article I of the Constitution gives the

More information

Voting. Name. Lesson 8

Voting. Name. Lesson 8 Name Voting Lesson 8 ACROSS CLUES: 1. The people vote for the candidates in this type of election. 3. a special election in which voters approve or reject a law 5. This type of government allows its people

More information

Unit 3 Branches & Levels of Gov t

Unit 3 Branches & Levels of Gov t Unit 3 Branches & Levels of Gov t Objective 1 Analyze the structure and powers of the federal executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Objective 2 Compare and contrast branches of government at the

More information

HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION

HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION PROFESSOR DELAINE R. SWENSON CLASS MATERIALS n Pracownik.kul.pl/dswenson/dydaktyka 1 The use of Precedent in the United States Source of law Written sources are

More information

We the People: The Role of the Citizen in the United States

We the People: The Role of the Citizen in the United States We the People: The Role of the Citizen in the United States In the United States, the government gets its power to govern from the people. We have a government of the people, by the people, and for the

More information

Chapter 9 - The Constitution: A More Perfect Union

Chapter 9 - The Constitution: A More Perfect Union Chapter 9 - The Constitution: A More Perfect Union 9.1 - Introduction When the delegates left Independence Hall in September 1787, they each carried a copy of the Constitution. Their task now was to convince

More information

LEARNING OBJECTIVES After studying Chapter 12, you should be able to: 1. Describe the characteristics of our senators and representatives, and the nature of their jobs. 2. Explain what factors have the

More information

AP AMERICAN GOVERNMENT UNIT 5: GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS FRQ s

AP AMERICAN GOVERNMENT UNIT 5: GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS FRQ s AP AMERICAN GOVERNMENT UNIT 5: GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS FRQ s CONGRESS 1. Article I of the Constitution discusses the powers of Congress. a. Define the EACH of the following powers: Expressed Implied Non-legislative

More information

Unit: The Legislative Branch

Unit: The Legislative Branch - two houses. Name: Date: Period: Unit: The Legislative Branch Part One: How Congress is Organized Gerrymandering- to a state into an odd-shaped district for reasons. - people in a representative s district.

More information

9.1 Introduction When the delegates left Independence Hall in September 1787, they each carried a copy of the Constitution. Their task now was to

9.1 Introduction When the delegates left Independence Hall in September 1787, they each carried a copy of the Constitution. Their task now was to 9.1 Introduction When the delegates left Independence Hall in September 1787, they each carried a copy of the Constitution. Their task now was to convince their states to approve the document that they

More information

CITIZEN ADVOCACY CENTER

CITIZEN ADVOCACY CENTER CITIZEN ADVOCACY CENTER Young Voters and Civic Participation LESSON PLAN AND ACTIVITIES All rights reserved. No part of this lesson plan may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical

More information

Magruder s American Government

Magruder s American Government Presentation Pro Magruder s American Government C H A P T E R 10 Congress 2001 by Prentice Hall, Inc. C H A P T E R 10 Congress SECTION 1 The National Legislature SECTION 2 The House of Representatives

More information

Zimbabwe United Nations Universal Periodic Review, Stakeholders report submitted by. Zimbabwe Election Support Network (14 March 2011)

Zimbabwe United Nations Universal Periodic Review, Stakeholders report submitted by. Zimbabwe Election Support Network (14 March 2011) Zimbabwe United Nations Universal Periodic Review, 2011 Stakeholders report submitted by Zimbabwe Election Support Network (14 March 2011) Elections The Right to participate genuine periodic elections

More information

Two separate chambers in Congress (BICAMERAL)

Two separate chambers in Congress (BICAMERAL) CONGRESS Origins of Congress Great Compromise Two separate chambers in Congress (BICAMERAL) Senate Each state receives two senators; 6 year terms Originally selected by state legislatures, but 17th amendment

More information

Magruder s American Government

Magruder s American Government Presentation Pro Magruder s American Government C H A P T E R 13 The Presidency 2001 by Prentice Hall, Inc. C H A P T E R 13 The Presidency SECTION 1 The President s Job Description SECTION 2 Presidential

More information

Political Attitudes &Participation: Campaigns & Elections. State & Local Government POS 2112 Ch 5

Political Attitudes &Participation: Campaigns & Elections. State & Local Government POS 2112 Ch 5 Political Attitudes &Participation: Campaigns & Elections State & Local Government POS 2112 Ch 5 Votes for Women, inspired by Katja Von Garner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvqnjwkw7ga We will examine:

More information

Chapter 13: The Presidency Section 1

Chapter 13: The Presidency Section 1 Chapter 13: The Presidency Section 1 Introduction The President s roles include: Chi ef of st at e Chi ef execut i ve - Chi ef di pl omat - Chi ef l egi sl at or - Chi ef admi ni st rat or - Commander

More information

Florida Course Standards and Access Points for United States Government

Florida Course Standards and Access Points for United States Government A Correlation of Prentice Hall Magruder's American Government Florida Edition To the Florida Course Standards and Access Points for United States Government 2106310 CORRELATION FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

More information

Quiz # 5 Chapter 14 The Executive Branch (President)

Quiz # 5 Chapter 14 The Executive Branch (President) Quiz # 5 Chapter 14 The Executive Branch (President) 1. In a parliamentary system, the voters cannot choose a. their members of parliament. b. their prime minister. c. between two or more parties. d. whether

More information

Unit IV- Institutions of National Government (Congress, Presidency, and Bureaucracy)

Unit IV- Institutions of National Government (Congress, Presidency, and Bureaucracy) Unit IV- Institutions of National Government (Congress, Presidency, and Bureaucracy) Congress (435 representatives and 100 senators).house v. Senate (study chart on page 375 Key Differences ) A) Party

More information

RULES ON LOBBYING ACTIVITIES FOR NON-PROFIT ENTITIES

RULES ON LOBBYING ACTIVITIES FOR NON-PROFIT ENTITIES RULES ON LOBBYING ACTIVITIES FOR NON-PROFIT ENTITIES This memorandum summarizes legal restrictions on the lobbying activities of non-profit organizations (as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal

More information

CHAPTER 6: The legislative branch NAME

CHAPTER 6: The legislative branch NAME CHAPTER 6: The legislative branch NAME VOCAB 1. CONSTITUENT : voters represented by someone in a political office 2. CENSUS : government count of the population every 10 years 3. GERRYMANDER : drawing

More information

CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND BALLOT MEASURE GUIDE

CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND BALLOT MEASURE GUIDE CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND BALLOT MEASURE GUIDE These resources are current as of 7/8/14. We do our best to periodically update these resources and welcome any comments or questions regarding new developments

More information

Name: Class: Date: ID: A

Name: Class: Date: ID: A Class: Date: Ch.13 &14 Test Matching Match each item with the correct statement below. You will not use all the terms. a. electorate b. platform c. keynote address d. electoral college 1. the speech given

More information

REPUBLICAN PARTY COUNTY PLAN OF ORGANIZATION CABARRUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA PREAMBLE

REPUBLICAN PARTY COUNTY PLAN OF ORGANIZATION CABARRUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA PREAMBLE REPUBLICAN PARTY COUNTY PLAN OF ORGANIZATION CABARRUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA PREAMBLE We, the Members of the Republican Party of Cabarrus County, North Carolina dedicated to the sound principles fostered

More information

The Legislative Branch

The Legislative Branch The Legislative Branch Representative body Congress Law-making body Creating a Bi-Cameral Legislature Virginia Plan New Jersey Plan Connecticut Compromise Differences Between The Chambers HOUSE SENATE

More information

Data Models. 1. Data REGISTRATION STATUS VOTING HISTORY

Data Models. 1. Data REGISTRATION STATUS VOTING HISTORY Cambridge Analytica offers a range of enhanced audience segments drawn from our national database of over 220 million Americans. These segments can be used individually or together to power highly targeted

More information

A Guide to the Federal Hatch Act

A Guide to the Federal Hatch Act A Guide to the Federal Hatch Act C-220 August 2000 A Guide to the Federal Hatch Act Adapted from Federal Hatch Act on the Web Site of the OSC By Michele Nicholas The Hatch Act restricts the political activity

More information

Kansas Republican Party Constitution

Kansas Republican Party Constitution Kansas Republican Party Constitution As Amended February 28, 2012 ARTICLE I: NAME The name of this organization shall be the Kansas Republican Party. ARTICLE II: PURPOSE The purpose of the Kansas Republican

More information

NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTION RULES

NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTION RULES NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTION RULES Section 1. Introduction and Definitions A. Title 1. This document shall be titled the Election Rules, hereafter referred to as the Election Rules. B. Purpose

More information

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN STUDENT GOVERNMENT PREAMBLE

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN STUDENT GOVERNMENT PREAMBLE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN STUDENT GOVERNMENT PREAMBLE Wmaking processes of the University community, to enhance the quality and scope of the student experience at e the students

More information

CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT BODY. History: Revised by Constitutional Amendment 10, 57 th Senate.

CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT BODY. History: Revised by Constitutional Amendment 10, 57 th Senate. UPDATED: MARCH, 2015 CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT BODY ARTICLE I THE STUDENT BODY NAME The name of this organization shall be the Student Body of the Florida State University, hereinafter referred to as

More information

The Congress 113th Congress (ISTOCKPHOTO)

The Congress 113th Congress (ISTOCKPHOTO) The Congress 113th Congress (ISTOCKPHOTO) Get it right!! Congress = House + Senate House Senate Total Number 435 100 representatives A. Congress by the numbers! Pop-based! Equal - 2 per state Elected Period

More information

ELECTORAL COMMISSION. Annual Performance Plan 2014 Technical Indicator Descriptions

ELECTORAL COMMISSION. Annual Performance Plan 2014 Technical Indicator Descriptions ELECTORAL COMMISSION Annual Performance Plan 2014 Technical Descriptions ELECTORAL COMMISSION Annual Performance Plan 2014 Technical Descriptions The Electoral Commission is pleased to present its technical

More information

AP US Government Top 20 Topics

AP US Government Top 20 Topics AP US Government Top 20 Topics These topics have made up one-third of all mult-choice questions and one-quarter of all free-response questions. Your goal is a 4-5, so you are shooting for getting 62% of

More information

Elections and Voting and The Campaign Process

Elections and Voting and The Campaign Process 12 & 13 Elections and Voting and The Campaign Process Multiple-Choice Questions 1. A command, indicated by an electorate s votes, for the elected officials to carry out a party platform or policy agenda

More information

Chapter 10 Elections and Campaigns

Chapter 10 Elections and Campaigns Chapter 10 Elections and Campaigns WHO GOVERNS? 1. How do American elections determine the kind of people who govern us? 2. What matters most in deciding who wins presidential and congressional elections?

More information

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF DANE COUNTY. Constitution and Bylaws

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF DANE COUNTY. Constitution and Bylaws REPUBLICAN PARTY OF DANE COUNTY Constitution and Bylaws REPUBLICAN PARTY OF DANE COUNTY CONSTITUTION ARTICLE I NAME The name of this organization shall be "The Republican Party of Dane County," and shall

More information

The Congressional Research Service and the American Legislative Process

The Congressional Research Service and the American Legislative Process The Congressional Research Service and the American Legislative Process Ida A. Brudnick Analyst on the Congress April 12, 2011 Congressional Research Service CRS Report for Congress Prepared for Members

More information

Student Constitution. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (as amended February 7, 2017)

Student Constitution. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (as amended February 7, 2017) Student Constitution The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (as amended February 7, 2017) THE CONSTITUTION FOR THE STUDENT BODY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL PREAMBLE With

More information

Constitution of the Undergraduate Student Government of The Ohio State University

Constitution of the Undergraduate Student Government of The Ohio State University Preamble Constitution of the Undergraduate Student Government of The Ohio State University Amended by Student Body March 2013 W herein students have both the right and the obligation to guide their university,

More information

Civics and Economics Content Review Notes for Parents and Students

Civics and Economics Content Review Notes for Parents and Students Civics and Economics Content Review Notes for Parents and Students Grade 7 1 st Nine Weeks, 2017-2018 1 Civics and Economics Content Review Notes: Standards of Learning in Detail Grade 7 Civics and Economics:

More information

Notes for Government American Government

Notes for Government American Government Chapter 13 The Presidency Notes for Government American Government Section 1 The President s Job Description The Constitution grants the President six of his eight roles. The President acts as the ceremonial

More information

Legislative Branch. Part 3

Legislative Branch. Part 3 Legislative Branch Part 3 Legislative Branch Each state has at least one representative Largest has 50 members Illinois has 18 members 2010, Illinois lost one representative due to results of the census

More information

Wake County Republican Party Plan of Organization As adopted by the Wake County Convention of March 24, 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Wake County Republican Party Plan of Organization As adopted by the Wake County Convention of March 24, 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS Wake County Republican Party Plan of Organization As adopted by the Wake County Convention of March 24, 2015 PREAMBLE TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTICLE I. MEMBERSHIP, RIGHTS, AND DUTIES ARTICLE II. PRECINCT MEETINGS

More information

Associated Students Of Washington State University Everett. Constitution

Associated Students Of Washington State University Everett. Constitution Associated Students Of Washington State University Everett Constitution PREAMBLE We, the undergraduate and graduate students of Washington State University at Everett, in order to initiate and coordinate

More information

MN LET THE PEOPLE VOTE COALITION INFORMATION SHEETS ON SOME PROPOSED CAUCUS RESOLUTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2018 CAUCUSES JANUARY 22, 2018

MN LET THE PEOPLE VOTE COALITION INFORMATION SHEETS ON SOME PROPOSED CAUCUS RESOLUTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2018 CAUCUSES JANUARY 22, 2018 MN LET THE PEOPLE VOTE COALITION INFORMATION SHEETS ON SOME PROPOSED CAUCUS RESOLUTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2018 CAUCUSES JANUARY 22, 2018 PRE-REGISTRATION FOR 16-17 YR OLDS At present in Minnesota, young

More information

ELECTION REQUIREMENTS AND CONTINUED ELIGIBLITY VACANCIES AND SUCCESSIONS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

ELECTION REQUIREMENTS AND CONTINUED ELIGIBLITY VACANCIES AND SUCCESSIONS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO ARTICLE I ARTICLE II ARTICLE III ARTICLE IV ARTICLE V ARTICLE VI ARTICLE VII NAME AND PURPOSE ELECTION REQUIREMENTS

More information

Elections in Liberia 2017 General Elections

Elections in Liberia 2017 General Elections Elections in Liberia 2017 General Elections Africa International Foundation for Electoral Systems 2011 Crystal Drive Floor 10 Arlington, VA 22202 www.ifes.org October 3, 2017 When is Election Day?... 1

More information

Chapter 5: Public Opinion and Political Action

Chapter 5: Public Opinion and Political Action Chapter 5: Public Opinion and Political Action 1. American public opinion about the events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent war in Afghanistan was unusual because it was (A) almost unanimous. (B)

More information

Chapter 08: Public Opinion and Voting Multiple Choice

Chapter 08: Public Opinion and Voting Multiple Choice Multiple Choice 1. Which of the following is a new restrictive law implemented by Arizona? a. Voters must be twenty-one years of age to be eligible to vote. b. Voters must first obtain a driving license

More information

R E P R O D U C I B L E S

R E P R O D U C I B L E S R E P R O D U C I B L E S The Complete Virginia Curriculum Introduction to History and Social Science FIVE PONDS PRESS All reproducibles are SOL HOME CONNECTION What s In Chapter Three? Explore the political

More information

Idea developed Bill drafted

Idea developed Bill drafted Idea developed A legislator decides to sponsor a bill, sometimes at the suggestion of a constituent, interest group, public official or the Governor. The legislator may ask other legislators in either

More information

CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATIC STATE PARTY RULES

CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATIC STATE PARTY RULES CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATIC STATE PARTY RULES Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee 30 Arbor Street, Suite 103 404 Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 560-1775 (860) 387-0147 (Fax) www.ctdems.org PREAMBLE 1.

More information

Adopted June 3, 2017 PREAMBLE 7 ARTICLE I MEMBERSHIP 7. A. Members 7 ARTICLE II PRECINCT ORGANIZATION 7. A. Officers 7. B. Duties of Committee 7

Adopted June 3, 2017 PREAMBLE 7 ARTICLE I MEMBERSHIP 7. A. Members 7 ARTICLE II PRECINCT ORGANIZATION 7. A. Officers 7. B. Duties of Committee 7 NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY PLAN OF ORGANIZATION Adopted June 3, 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS PREAMBLE 7 ARTICLE I MEMBERSHIP 7 A. Members 7 ARTICLE II PRECINCT ORGANIZATION 7 A. Officers 7 B. Duties of

More information

Chapter 5: Political Parties Section 1

Chapter 5: Political Parties Section 1 Chapter 5: Political Parties Section 1 Objectives 1. Define a political party. 2. Describe the major functions of political parties. 3. Identify the reasons why the United States has a two-party system.

More information

From Straw Polls to Scientific Sampling: The Evolution of Opinion Polling

From Straw Polls to Scientific Sampling: The Evolution of Opinion Polling Measuring Public Opinion (HA) In 1936, in the depths of the Great Depression, Literary Digest announced that Alfred Landon would decisively defeat Franklin Roosevelt in the upcoming presidential election.

More information

Magruder s American Government

Magruder s American Government Presentation Pro Magruder s American Government C H A P T E R 9 Interest Groups 200 by Prentice Hall, Inc. C H A P T E R 9 Interest Groups SECTION The Nature of Interest Groups SECTION 2 Types of Interest

More information

For the 2012 Democratic National Convention

For the 2012 Democratic National Convention Democratic National Committee CALL For the Democratic National Convention Issued by the Democratic Party of the United States Governor Tim Kaine Chairman PROPOSED DRAFT Reflects changes drafted by the

More information

The North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1835 Overview Grade North Carolina Essential Standards Essential Questions Materials Duration

The North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1835 Overview Grade North Carolina Essential Standards Essential Questions Materials Duration The North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1835 Overview Students will explore the reasons North Carolina Constitution of 1776 needed reform, noting the changes to the NC Constitution that were made

More information

Anatomy of the Constitution

Anatomy of the Constitution We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings

More information

Student Constitution. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (as amended January 23, 2016)

Student Constitution. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (as amended January 23, 2016) Student Constitution The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (as amended January 23, 2016) THE SUPREME CONSTITUTION FOR THE STUDENT BODY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL PREAMBLE

More information

Qualifications. Article II of the Constitution -3 Requirements -At least 35 years old -Born in the U.S. -Live in the U.S.

Qualifications. Article II of the Constitution -3 Requirements -At least 35 years old -Born in the U.S. -Live in the U.S. The Executive Branch Powers listed in Article II Main duty: Enforce Laws Includes: The President Vice-President President s s Cabinet Qualifications To be the President or Vice President: At least 35 years

More information

Teach Civics and Economics to ALL Students book (teacher book).

Teach Civics and Economics to ALL Students book (teacher book). These sample pages are from the What I Need to Know to Successfully Teach Civics and Economics to ALL Students book (teacher book). This book contains the content in the student book, plus strategies and

More information

The Constitution of the Social Science Students Council At the University of Western Ontario

The Constitution of the Social Science Students Council At the University of Western Ontario The Constitution of the Social Science Students Council At the University of Western Ontario 1.00 - Mission Statement 1.01 The Social Science Students Council will strive to enrich the experience of every

More information

Part 1 Role of Mass Media

Part 1 Role of Mass Media Part 1 Role of Mass Media Questions to Ask What is Mass Media? How does the mass media fulfill its role to provide the public with political information? How does the mass media influence politics? What

More information

Week. 28 Economic Policymaking

Week. 28 Economic Policymaking Week Marking Period 1 Week Marking Period 3 1 Introducing American Government 21 The Presidency 2 Introduction American Government 22 The Presidency 3 The Constitution 23 Congress, the President, and the

More information

American Government Unit 3 Rules were made to be broken or at least interpreted

American Government Unit 3 Rules were made to be broken or at least interpreted The following instructional plan is part of a GaDOE collection of Unit Frameworks, Performance Tasks, examples of Student Work, and Teacher Commentary for the American Government course. American Government

More information

The Senate and the. Focus Questions

The Senate and the. Focus Questions Why It Matters Ask students to imagine that they have one of the most important jobs in government. Tell them that they work long hours to help people, and that they are paid well for their efforts. Ask

More information

THE NEW BRUNSWICK LIBERAL ASSOCIATION THE CONSTITUTION

THE NEW BRUNSWICK LIBERAL ASSOCIATION THE CONSTITUTION THE NEW BRUNSWICK LIBERAL ASSOCIATION THE CONSTITUTION AMENDED ON NOVEMBER 9, 2013 Table of Contents 1. STATEMENT OF VALUES, PRINCIPLES AND AIMS... 1 2. NAME... 1 3. OBJECTIVES... 2 4. MEMBERSHIP... 2

More information

Magruder s American Government

Magruder s American Government Presentation Pro Magruder s American Government C H A P T E R 14 The Presidency in Action 2001 by Prentice Hall, Inc. C H A P T E R 14 The Presidency in Action SECTION 1 The Growth of Presidential Power

More information

PPIC Statewide Survey: Special Survey on Campaign Ethics

PPIC Statewide Survey: Special Survey on Campaign Ethics PPIC STATEWIDE SURVEY: Special Survey on Campaign Ethics OCTOBER 28 NOVEMBER 4, 2002 MARK BALDASSARE, SURVEY DIRECTOR 2,000 CALIFORNIA ADULT RESIDENTS; ENGLISH AND SPANISH [LIKELY VOTERS IN BRACKETS; 1,025

More information

ARTICLE 1 - THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH DAY 2

ARTICLE 1 - THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH DAY 2 ARTICLE 1 - THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH DAY 2 THE U.S. CONGRESS Article I, Section 1: Creates Congress Bicameral (Great Compromise) Senate - Upper 100 members 6 years House - Lower 435 2 years Reapportioned

More information

Constitution of the Student Union of Washington University in St. Louis

Constitution of the Student Union of Washington University in St. Louis Constitution of the Student Union of Washington University in St. Louis Student Union Mission Statement The mission of Student Union is to create a vibrant campus community by: advocating for the needs

More information

Unit 1 Introduction to Comparative Politics Test Multiple Choice 2 pts each

Unit 1 Introduction to Comparative Politics Test Multiple Choice 2 pts each Unit 1 Introduction to Comparative Politics Test Multiple Choice 2 pts each 1. Which of the following is NOT considered to be an aspect of globalization? A. Increased speed and magnitude of cross-border

More information