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UDPOSC150Wolfe AngelaSpring

POSC150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: National Voter Registration Act Of 1993, Electoral College, Asteroid Family

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The founders intentions: president elected by electoral college not by people, house of representatives elected popularly, senate and executive elected
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POSC150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Great Power, Watergate Scandal, Public Knowledge

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The american news media are among the world"s freest and most diverse: media- print and digital forms of communication intended to convey information t
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POSC150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Presidential Succession Act, War Powers Resolution

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Most of the powers that the president uses are not found in the constitution: congress has willingly handed over legislative authority to the executive
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UDPOSC150Mycoff JasonFall

POSC150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: The Ratings Game, Executive Privilege, Senatorial Courtesy

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Head of state: the apolitical, unifying role of the president as symbolic representative of the whole country. Head of the government: the political ro
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UDPOSC150Mycoff JasonFall

POSC150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Statutory Law, Judicial Activism, Strict Constructionism

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Ch 10: the american legal system and the courts. Laws are known in advance and that they identify punishable behaviors leads to the conflict resolution
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UDPOSC150Mycoff JasonFall

POSC150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Middle Age, Rational Ignorance, Limited Voting

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Public opinion: the collective attitudes and beliefs of individuals on one or more issues. Public opinion polls: scientific efforts to estimate what an
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UDPOSC150Mycoff JasonFall

POSC150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Government Accountability Office, Cloture, Nuclear Option

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We count on house and senate to perform two major roles: those who elect them. Representation: the efforts of elected officials to look out for the int
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UDPOSC150Mycoff JasonFall

POSC150 Chapter 15: CH 15 Book Notes: Media, Power, and Political Communication

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Gatekeepers: journalists and media elite who determine which news stories are covered and which are not. Mass media: the means of conveying information
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UDPOSC150Mycoff JasonFall

POSC150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Freedom Of Information In The United States, Federal Register, Rulemaking

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Bureaucrats are the people who make national, state, and local government work for us, civil servants . What is bureaucracy? specialization, explicit r
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UDPOSC150Mycoff JasonFall

POSC150 Chapter 14: CH 14 Book Notes: Voting, Campaigns, and Elections

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Ch 14 book notes: voting, campaigns, and elections. Global commitment to democracy is on the rise. Elections provide a method for the peaceful transfer
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POSC150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Campaign Finance In The United States

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Political party: a group of citizens united by ideology and seeking control of government in order to promote their ideas and policies. Political gridl
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UDPOSC150Mycoff JasonFall

POSC150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Reproductive Rights, Grassroots Lobbying, Direct Lobbying In The United States

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Ch 13 book notes: interest groups the rights of other citizens or to the interests of the whole community. Faction: a group of citizens united by some
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