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Barker AP Gov Final

Questions from Final Study Guide for Barker's AP Gov't class

Why did the Framers distrust democracy? Tyranny of the majority
What is Maddison's theory of factions called? Pluralism pg. 9
Most of the Founders were what? White males with a variety of interests. Plurality of factions.
What was the result of the Great Compromise? Bicameral legislature; one fixed,one representative
Pres & Senate nom/confirm SC=serve for life: What is that? President nominates and Senate confirms nominees to the Supreme Court. Justices serve life terms. pg. 29
What kind of grants-in-aid do the states prefer? Block grants pg. 64
Characteristics of American political beliefs? equality of opportunity not result. p. 77
A political culture with free discussion is high in what? Tolerance; 1st amendment
What is political efficacy? Being able to take part in politics or tht the gov't will respond to the citizenry. p. 89
How do people acquire their political beliefs? Family, religion, media, society
The motor voter law of 1993? Ability to register to vote when applying for license. p. 170
Profile of the person most likely to vote? Educated, upper income, older. p. 189
What is the impact of third parties? Throw elections, introduce ideas, steal votes away from major parties. p. 221
Blanket primary voters may pick one candidate for each office without regard to party lines; for instance, a voter might select a Democratic candidate for governor and a Republican candidate for senator.
Closed primary Voting limited to already registered party members.
Runoff primary Second primary held when no candidate wins a majority of the vote.
Open primary Voters do not need to be a member of a particular political party in order to vote for partisan candidates in the primary election.
How has broadcast journalism changed news coverage? Made politics directly acessible. p. 296
Woodward & Bernstein, Watergate: What kind of journalism? investigative, gatekeeper. pg. 301
How are electronic media regulated compared to newspapers? Electronic media is not regulated. Newspapers can be regulated after release? p. 301
No difference between divided or unified gov't? Explanation? No. congress is never really unified. Committees represent their own interests.
What are the constitutional powers of the president? Enumerated powers: CIC, pardons, reprieves, convene congress, appoint officials. pg. 379
What happened to the line-item veto? It was proved to be unconstitutional. p. 394
What happens to most bills in Congress? They die in committee. p. 342
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