STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM #2
Wednesday Night Class:
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Good luck on the exam!
Liberal Democrats vs. Conservative Republicans-updated
Power point Lectures
Federalism & Public Opinion
Constitutional Basis For:
Strong National Government
- "Necessary & Proper"
- Supremacy Clause
State to State Relations
- Full Faith & Credit
Public Opinion & Elections
Interest Groups & Lobbying
- Direct Lobbying
- Indirect Lobbying
- Telephone Tree
- Civil Disobedience
- EMILY's List
- 527 Accounts
- Citizens United
- Negative Spending
items were not covered in lecture, but are found in the text and could be the
of one or more multiple choice questions:
- Economic Liberal
- Economic Conservative
- Social Liberal
- Social Conservative
There could be
some questions concerning the film “Recount"
These are the possible essay questions for
the exam. One will be chosen for you on your exam.
- Describe and evaluate the
primary issues associated with Federalism in the United States.
What is Federalism? What is the constitutional basis for it?
Overall, do you think the way Federalism is established maintains a
proper balance between the powers of the states and the national
government? Why/why not?
general, conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats disagree on many
political issues. Describe how each Party addresses the issue of the
“Role of the Government.” Choose
three additional issues discussed in class and describe them. Where
do conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats stand on those
issues? Of the two, which set of views do you agree with the
an essay that describes and evaluates some of the actions and impacts of
Interest Groups. What are the different types of interest
groups? What tactics do they use to influence legislation and
governmental policies? Overall, do you think they have a positive or
negative impact on the American political system? Explain.
(Hint: Do they make the government more responsive to the
people? Are their interests too narrow, etc...?)
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