POL203Y1 Lecture Notes - United States, American Political Development, Unitary State

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6 Jan 2013
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Polls (must represent composition of ppl who will actually go out and vote) Structure of electoral college causes conflicts of interest between government and interest groups. Use uselectiondata. org/results for further information on election history and patterns. The origin of the american constitution (slide with 3 bubbles arrowed towards one) Emerged out of a competing sense of values. Failure of the articles of confederation led to the liberal moments. Nobody gets their way in constitution setting. The constitution created a national government with much greater power, but at the same time, laboured under considerable constraints. The constitution: policy process (look at slide for overview of 3 below terms: congress, presidency, the judiciary. To create a law, you require the agreement of the senate, congress, and president. Constitution allows for democratic and non-democratic ways to pass law. In some cases, democratic ways have flawed ways of representing the people. Differences in terms of membership in the congress and state.

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