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Am. Govt. Summer2

American Government - Second StudyStack

_____ was the chief economic product of Texas during thte early twentieth century. Oil
A belief that government is designed to promote the public good describes the _________ political culture. moralistic
Which of the following is the best description of Texas political culture? Texas has multiple political cultures within its borders
By ____, all major statewide elected offices in Texas were controlled by Republicans. 2002
Technological change in Texas is best evidenced by the... development of a high-tech industry after a slump in oil prices
Who led the Grange and Populist movements of the late 19th century? tenant farmers
Currently, Texas's greatest export is... Computers and electronics
Which racial or ethnic group in Texas is concentrated in East Texas? African Americans
What was Stephen Austin's role in the development of Texas? Worked with the Spanish government to bring settlers into Texas
Which city in Texas currently has the largest population? Houston
Dallas developed in the late nineteenth century as a result of... the intersection of two railroads
The supremecy clause of the US Constitution states that... laws passed by the national government are supreme over all state laws
Texas became an independent republic in _____, and became part of the United States in _____. 1836; 1845
The Texas constitutional convention of 1861 was dominated by... lawyers and slaveholders
Who were the Radical Republicans? Republicans after the Civil War who controlled Reconstruction policy in the former Confederate states
In what year was Texas's current constitution ratified? 1876
The separation of government into three branches - legislative, executive, and judicial - is called what... federalism
The most local voting district is called the... precinct
During much of the 20th century, what was one benefit to Texas of having a one-party state? Elected officials stayed in office longer, and built up seniority.
In Texas, why were primary elections more miportant than general elections during most of the 20th century? In a one-party state, the winner of the primary will most likely win the general election
In 2005, what percentage of Texans identified themselves as Republican, or leaning Republican? 53%
To get onto the ballot in Texas as independent candidate requires... a petition contating a significant number of voter signatures
The fastest growing demographic group in Texas is _______, who overwhelmingly vote for the _______ Party. Hispanic; Democratic
Approx. what % of Texas Hispanic registered voters identify themselves as Democrats? 75%
What is the purpose of a primary election? to select a party's candidate for the general election
When a voter must declare a party affiliation before the day of voting, the election is called a(n)... closed primary
John Nance Garner was... a US speaker of the House from south Texas
The Motor Voter Act of 1993... allows citizens to register to vote while applying for a driver's license
Approximately what % of eligible Texans are registered to vote? 80%
Which statement about the partisan effects of early voting in Texas is correct? Early voting has been a little more beneficial to the Republicans
In TX, what is the name of the officer who presides over the county commissioner's court? County judge
In large TC counties, the ________ prepares the county budget. auditor
What was the effect of Dallas's shifting from an at-large to a single member district system in 1991? The change was responsible for the election of a significant number of African American and Hispanic council members.
San Antonio operates under which form of city government? council-manager style
Which of the following is the most common form of local govt. in TX? special districts
Flood control is managed through special districts because.... flooding is seldom contained in a single county or city.
Created by: BigRed22