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Date : January 24, 2013 Topic : Mid-Term Review. Aim : How can we successfully review for our mid-term exam? Do Now : Multiple Choice Questions. Key Terms. 1.) With the terms We the People the Constitution establishes its authority based on popular sovereignty.

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Date: January 24, 2013Topic: Mid-Term Review.Aim: How can we successfully review for our mid-term exam?Do Now: Multiple Choice Questions.

Key terms
Key Terms

  • 1.) With the terms We the People the Constitution establishes its authority based on popular sovereignty.

  • 2.) The basic constitutional rights of people were first set out in the Bill of Rights.

  • 3.) Executive agreements are not listed in the Constitution.

  • 4.) The legislative branch can check the judicial branch by its power to remove judges through impeachment.

  • 5.) The Presidents power to veto an act of Congress is an example of checks and balances.

  • 6.) The Constitution has endured for over 200 years through its ability to accommodate change.

  • 7.) Executive agreements are not part of the checks and balances system.

  • 8.) When you have a separation of powers, power is distributed through three branches of government.

  • 9.) An interest group tries to persuade people to respond to its members of shared attitudes.

  • 10.) Interest groups are also called pressure groups because they seek to put pressure on the government to affect policies.

  • 11.) Young children are likely to acquire some attitudes that will change future opinions.

  • 12.) Polls are taken to determine peoples attitudes and viewpoints.

  • 13.) Family is the earliest and one of the most significant agents in the political socialization process.

  • 14.) In a closed primary only declared party members may vote.

  • 15.) A primary in which candidates are not labeled by party is a nonpartisan primary.

  • 16.) Lobbyists today are people who generally work within the governmental process to affect policies.

  • 17.) State legislatures gerrymander congressional districts.

  • 18.) The number of Senate seats held by each state is fixed by the Constitution.

  • 19.) Bicameralism was favored by the founders because it enables for a fair and equal representation of the states.

  • 20.) Before the 17th Amendment senators were chosen by state legislatures.

  • 21.) Currently members of the Senate and House are chosen the same way.

  • 22.) All treaties must be approved by two-thirds of the Senate.

  • 23.) The framers included the necessary and proper clause to empower Congress to pass laws needed to carry out expressed powers.

  • 24.) Bills are introduced by individual Senators.

  • 25.) A states presidential electors are chosen by popular vote.

  • 26.) The Speaker of the House succeeds the Vice-President.

  • 27.) The purpose of a filibuster is to prevent action on a bill.

  • 28.) The national conventions unify the party behind its candidates, pick its presidential candidates, and adopt the party’s platform.

  • 29.) The President must be at least 35 years old.

  • 30.) The least number of electors a state can have is three.

  • 31.) The first and most widely publicized caucus is held I Iowa.

  • 32.) Marbury v Madison established judicial review.

  • 33.) According to the Supreme Court capital punishment is most fairly applied through the use of a two stage trial.

  • 34.) For an arrest to be lawful police must have either a warrant or probable cause.

Also Senate.

  • 1.) First Amendment court case: a.) background b.) Constitutional question c.) Decision. d.) Impact.

  • 2.) Interest Groups – How they impact political process. Know an interest group.

  • 3.) Privacy and how it has been interpreted. Examples of a court case.

  • 4.) Electoral College.

  • 5.) Differences between House and Senate.

  • 6.) Bowling for Columbine.

  • 7.) Drawing congressional districts.

  • 8.) Why are young people apathetic? How does political participation change as one grows older.

  • 9.) Roles of the President – formal and informal.

  • 10.) Death penalty/amendment/pros and cons of the issue.