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  1. Review for Final Exam Part one… Vocabulary

  2. Q. What is Communism?

  3. Q. What is Communism? VIOLENT OVERTHROW OF THE RULING CLASS, CLASS WARFARE, GOVERNMENT OWNS THE MEANS OF PROUCTION

  4. Q. What is socialism?

  5. Q. What is socialism? A redistribution of wealth through democratic means, government control of the means of production

  6. Q. What is capitalism?

  7. Q. What is capitalism? Economic system that Allows private individuals to own their own homes and businesses & to determine for themselves what to do with their wealth

  8. Q. What is Federalism?

  9. Q. What is Federalism? A separation of power and of responsibilities between the federal and state government

  10. Q. What is a nation?

  11. Q. What is a nation? A collection of people who live within clearly defined boundaries, identify and support its government and national goals, they govern themselves, have a government that meets its needs

  12. Q. What’s a confederacy?

  13. Q. What’s a confederacy? A form of government that allows for strong individual states and a weak national government… not used very often in the world (UN)

  14. Q. What is a conservative?

  15. Q. What is a conservative? Believes that government should let people alone, that less government involvement is better than more, usually lower taxes

  16. Q. What do liberals believe?

  17. Q. What do liberals believe? Government must intervene where the free market will not, help the poor…favor larger government and higher taxes

  18. Q. What is a parliamentary form of government?

  19. Q. What is a parliamentary form of government? Chief executive (prime minister) is selected from the controlling party within the legislative branch and engages in daily debates in the House of lords and commons

  20. Q. What is a representative republic?

  21. Q. What is a representative republic? What we have…we elect people to go to d.c., and make decisions for us so we don’t have to vote on everything they see

  22. Q. What does bicameral mean?

  23. Q. What does bicameral mean? Two houses of a legislature, such as the 2 houses of parliament or the 2 houses of congress

  24. Q. What was salutary neglect?

  25. Q. What was salutary neglect? That was when England passed a bunch of laws for the colonists to follow, but failed to enforce them (or support the colonists for that matter)

  26. Q. What does ratify mean?

  27. Q. What does ratify mean? To approve of or authorize. For example, when the states ratified, or approved of the new constitution, or when the senate ratifies or approves of a nominee of the presidents to serve on the federal bench

  28. Q. What does strict construction mean, since we’re talking about the constitution?

  29. Q. What does strict construction mean, since we’re talking about the constitution? Reading and interpreting the constitution in the manner the framers written it, not allowing for societal changes through the years

  30. Q. What does loose construction mean?

  31. Q. What does loose construction mean? Interpreting the constitution to allow for intent of the framers, not just limiting interpretation to be limited by the words written down

  32. Q. What does sovereign mean?

  33. Q. What does sovereign mean? To have freedom of control, the power of a nation to make its own laws, carry on relations with other nation, set its own economic goals

  34. Q. What is a party platform?

  35. Q. What is a party platform? What a party or candidates stands on, or really, a listing of what they believe or issues they support, or policies they want to see enacted

  36. Q. What happens at a convention?

  37. Q. What happens at a convention? Lots of parties to be sure, but also speeches where policies are determined, the platform is built, running mate is announced

  38. Q. What is ticket-splitting?

  39. Q. What is ticket-splitting? When someone votes for a republican president but a democrat for vice president. It also occurs when, for example, an otherwise strong candidate who would take votes from one party runs as an independent or third party

  40. Q. What are enumerated powers?

  41. Q. What are enumerated powers? Powers the federal government has specifically spelled out or numbered within the constitution, so there can be no doubt the framers intended the government to have, like coining money or raising an army

  42. Q. What are implied powers?

  43. Q. What are implied powers? Powers the federal government is assumed to have if it has any hope of exercising the powers that are spelled out, or enumerated within the Constitution

  44. Q. What are reserved powers?

  45. Q. What are reserved powers? Powers that are reserved to the states, not spelled out in the tenth amendment, but reserved to the states in the tenth

  46. The End