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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.
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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.
35.) You don’t NEED prior experience to become President.
  • 36.) Free Exercise Clause – believe what you want to believe.
  • 37.) Balancing the ticket.
  • 38.) Original jurisdiction is the court that first hears a case.
  • 39.) The 4th Amendment prevents police from abusing their power.
  • 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.