Review for Final Exam US Political Science

  1. Political Context of Kennedy's Assassination 
    Kennedy was assassinated during the Cold War, Berlin Wall, and the Cuban Missile Crisis 
  2. The way they changed the presidency: FDR, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson 
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt: New Deal 
    • Theodore Roosevelt: Stewarship Theory
    • Woodrow Wilson: International Affairs, League of Nations 
  3. Parties and their philosophies 
    Socialist Party 
    Green Party
    Democratic Party(Liberal Centrist)
    Republican Party(conservative, neo-conservative) 
    Fascism (no viable party) 
    Libertarian and American Independent Party 
    • Socialist Party USA: supporters of equality economically, politically and socially - state focus on human development 
    • Green Party: pol, econ, soc justice. Improving pples life through jobs programs, welfare, universal healthcare
    • Democratic Party(Liberal Centrist): some state intervention, education, healthcare, abortion, gun control, supporters of war against terror 
    • Republican Party(conservative, neo-conservative): limited or no state intervention
    • Fascism (no viable party): supporters of some members of society to control others 
    • Libertarian and American Independent Party: Privatized businesses  
  4. Interest Groups 
    • PAC: not corp
    • SPAC: cannot directly give money 
    • Corporate Personhood: allowed corporations to participate in campaigns 
  5. Health Care Industry Ranking in Terms of Lobbying 
    top 5 and top 20 - 2009 
  6. Election and Citizen Participation 
    Redistricting, Re-aporshionment, Gerrymandering 
    • Redistricting: redrawing district lines
    • Re-approtionment: shifting number of seats (population) 
    • Gerrymandering: manipulating the redistricting process to gain dem or rep districts 
  7. Voting Models: Prospective, Retrospective, Electoral Competition 
    • Prospective: pple that vote look at what a candidate/gov says they will do in the future
    • Retrospective: When pple who are voting look back at what a prez/gov has done, rewarding or punishing the adminst. 
    • Electoral Competition: Candidates perspective, candidates wanting to get elected need to be attractive to centrists (swing votes) 
  8. Congress: Name of Chambers and Demographics 
    • Length to serve in Congress 
    • HOR: 2yrs
    • Senate: 6yrs
  9. cloture, fillibuster, unanimous consent 
    • un consent: all senators must vote in favor of debating a bill (one senator can block it) 
    • fillibuster: unlimited debate, 3/5 vote to end it 
  10. Marbury v. Madison 
    • Marbury v. Madison: Established Judicial review (Appointment of fed judge) 
    • Griswold v. Conneticut: no gov involvement in privacy (use of contraceptives)
    • Texas v. Johnson: protest again Regan Adminst. symbolic speech, burning of flag 
    • Roe v. Wade:
    • Brandonberg v. Ohio: KKK imminent, lawlwess action cannot be provoked
    • Shank v. U.S. : illegal to interfere in military operations (pamphlateer to resist draft in WWI) 
    • Lee v. Wiseman:
    • Employment Division v. Smith: believe anything, but can't break law (getting high for NA church)
    • Santa Fe v. Dough: Unconstitutional for prayers in school sponsored event. (est clause violation)  
    • Gitlow v NY: free speech is not absolute, getting together and overthrowing the gov. cannot advocate revolution by violent means  
  11. Electoral College 
    • Framers were not sure how to get a president
    • concern a nefarious character would be elected since country was too big to get news out
    • healthy fear of democracy: elect a populist president who would redistribute wealth 
    • Give small states a more eqaul voice vis-a-vis large states 
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Review for Final Exam US Political Science
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