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    Ch12 AMSCO Voting & Voting Behavior

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    Ch12 AMSCO Voting & Voting Behavior

    Ch12 AMSCO Voting & Voting Behavior 78%

    22 12th Social Studies Brian Gonzalez 1 year

    9 Qs

    1. Multiple-choice 30 seconds Q.

    A political science professor is researching the effects that the Fifteenth and Twenty-Sixth Amendments have had on the American political system. Which of the following is the most likely reason the professor is researching these amendments?

    answer choices

    To study the expansion of due process rights

    To study the expansion of voting rights

    2. Multiple-choice 30 seconds Q.

    Which of the following describes the Twenty-Fourth Amendment?

    answer choices

    It reduced barriers to political participation on the basis of gender.

    It eliminated poll taxes.

    3. Multiple-choice 30 seconds Q.

    Which of the following statements about voting behavior in the United States is correct?

    answer choices

    Registration requirements have no significant effect on voter turnout.

    College graduates are more likely to vote than are those who have at most a high school diploma.

    4. Multiple-choice 30 seconds Q.

    Of the following, which best predicts the likelihood that citizens will vote?

    answer choices Their race their religion

    their level of education

    5. Multiple-choice 30 seconds Q.

    Which of the following best describes the concept of political efficacy?

    answer choices

    It is the belief that the average citizen can make little or no difference in an election.

    It is the belief that one can make a difference in politics by expressing an opinion and acting politically.

    6. Multiple-choice 30 seconds Q.

    The main intent of “motor voter” laws is to

    answer choices

    increase voter turnout by providing transportation to polls for people without cars

    increase voter registration

    7. Multiple-choice 30 seconds Q.

    Of the following groups of eligible voters, which is LEAST likely to vote?

    answer choices

    Middle-aged and older women

    The young with low education levels

    8. Multiple-choice 30 seconds Q.

    Which of the following scenarios is most related to the Twenty-Sixth Amendment?

    answer choices

    A woman votes in a local election.

    An eighteen-year-old votes in a presidential election.

    9. Multiple-choice 30 seconds Q.

    A citizen who uses the rational choice model of voting behavior selects candidates for office based on

    answer choices

    what is thought to be in the citizen’s own self-interest

    the recent performance of the candidates running for office

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    AP Government & Politics Midterm (Part 1/5) Flashcards

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    Which amendment abolished (ended) slavery as a result of the Civil War?

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    13th

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    Which of the following is a core value of American political culture?

    -rule of law

    -equality of outcome

    -deference to political authority

    -Social Darwinism (survival of the fittest)

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    Which amendment abolished (ended) slavery as a result of the Civil War?

    13th

    Which of the following is a core value of American political culture?

    -rule of law

    -equality of outcome

    -deference to political authority

    -Social Darwinism (survival of the fittest)

    rule of law

    How is the Constitution organized?

    a Preamble, 7 articles, and 27 amendments

    According to Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, in conflicts between federal and state law federal law is __________.

    supreme

    Which phrase in the Preamble of the Constitution means the government should provide peace and order in society?

    insure domestic tranquility

    The term of justices of the Supreme Court is ____

    life

    The process shown in the diagram is outlined in which of the following parts of the United States Constitution?

    AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION:

    PROPOSAL/RATIFICATION: a national constitutional convention called by Congress upon receipt of petitions from two-thirds of the state legislatures/legislatures in three-fourths of the states

    PROPOSAL/RATIFICATION:a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress/ special ratifying conventions in three-fourths of the states

    Article V (describes the process whereby the Constitution, the nation's frame of government, may be altered. Under Article V, the process to alter the Constitution consists of proposing an amendment or amendments, and subsequent ratification)

    Which theory states that ALL citizens taking part in political processes is essential to a democratic government?

    -Pluralist theory

    -Participatory democracy theory

    -Elitist theory

    -Social contract theory

    Participatory democracy theory

    The power of like-minded groups to impact the policymaking process is known as _____

    pluralist theory

    What is the subject of the first three articles of the Constitution?

    Congress, the presidency, and federal courts

    Who proposed the concept that some rights cannot be provided or taken away by governments?

    John Locke

    A political science professor is researching the effects that the 15th and 26th Amendments have had on the American political system. Which of the following is the most likely reason the professor is researching these amendments?

    -To study the expansion of the right to equal protection under the law

    -To study the expansion of voting rights

    -To study the expansion of due process rights

    -To study the expansion of federal authority over states

    To study the expansion of voting rights

    Having social, political, and economic freedoms is characteristic of which self-evident right?

    -Liberty -Property -Happiness -Life Liberty

    The argument that the United States is a pluralist democracy would be supported by which of the following statements?

    -Presidential candidates are, for the most part, very wealthy individuals

    -The right to vote has been expanded to include more groups in the United States over the past 200 years

    -Thousands of interest groups and professional organizations influence policymaking

    -Voter turnout in the United States is lower than in many other democracies

    Thousands of interest groups and professional organizations influence policymaking

    What is considered the supreme law of the nation in America?

    The Constitution

    The following questions refer to the following clause from the Constitution:

    "The Congress shall have power...to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof."

    The practical effect of this clause has been to _____

    make the legislature the most powerful branch of the national government

    allow the national government to extend its powers beyond those enumerated in the Constitution

    ensure that any powers not delegated by the Constitution to the United States government are reserved to the states and the people

    allow the state governments to nullify federal laws within their borders

    Allow the national government to extend its powers beyond those enumerated in the Constitution

    A system in which the government's power comes from the people who elect representatives to act on their behalf in the governing process is known as ____

    republicanism

    In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that all men have "certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." These rights are an example of ______

    natural rights

    The constitutional powers of the president include all of the following

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    [Senate Hearing 112-863]

    [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

    S. Hrg. 112-863

    TAKING BACK OUR DEMOCRACY: RESPONDING TO CITIZENS UNITED AND THE RISE

    OF SUPER PACS

    =======================================================================

    HEARING before the

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTION,

    CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

    of the

    COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

    UNITED STATES SENATE

    ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS

    FIRST SESSION __________ JULY 24, 2012 __________ Serial No. J-112-89 __________

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    COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

    PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont, Chairman

    HERB KOHL, Wisconsin CHUCK GRASSLEY, Iowa

    DIANNE FEINSTEIN, California ORRIN G. HATCH, Utah

    CHUCK SCHUMER, New York JON KYL, Arizona

    DICK DURBIN, Illinois JEFF SESSIONS, Alabama

    SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, Rhode Island LINDSEY GRAHAM, South Carolina

    AMY KLOBUCHAR, Minnesota JOHN CORNYN, Texas

    AL FRANKEN, Minnesota MICHAEL S. LEE, Utah

    CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, Delaware TOM COBURN, Oklahoma

    RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, Connecticut

    Bruce A. Cohen, Chief Counsel and Staff Director

    Kolan Davis, Republican Chief Counsel and Staff Director

    ------

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION, CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

    DICK DURBIN, Illinois, Chairman

    PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont LINDSEY O. GRAHAM, South Carolina

    SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, Rhode Island JON KYL, Arizona

    AL FRANKEN, Minnesota JOHN CORNYN, Texas

    CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, Delaware MICHAEL S. LEE, Utah

    RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, Connecticut TOM COBURN, Oklahoma

    Joseph Zogby, Democratic Chief Counsel and Staff Director

    Walt Kuhn, Republican Chief Counsel

    C O N T E N T S ----------

    STATEMENTS OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    Page

    Durbin, Hon. Dick, a U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois..... 1

    prepared statement........................................... 40

    Leahy, Hon. Patrick J., a U.S. Senator from the State of Vermont. 6

    prepared statement........................................... 43

    WITNESSES

    Witness List..................................................... 39

    Baucus, Hon. Max, a U.S. Senator from the State of Montana....... 4

    prepared statement........................................... 46

    Sanders, Hon. Bernard, a U.S. Senator from the State of Vermont.. 7

    prepared statement........................................... 50

    Udall, Hon. Tom, a U.S. Senator from the New Mexico.............. 9

    prepared statement........................................... 57

    Edwards, Hon. Donna, a Representative in Congress from the State

    of Maryland.................................................... 11

    Roemer, Hon. Charles ``Buddy'', former Congressman and former

    Governor, State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana........... 14

    prepared statement........................................... 61

    Shapiro, Ilya, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato

    Institute, Washington, DC...................................... 15

    prepared statement........................................... 66

    Lessig, Lawrence, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership,

    Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts................... 18

    prepared statement........................................... 70

    SUBMISSIONS FOR THE RECORD

    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Laura W. Murphy, Director,

    Washington Legislative Office, Michael W. Macleod-Ball, Chief

    of Staff/First Amendment Counsel, and Gabriel Rottman,

    Legislative Counsel/Policy Advisor, July 24, 2012, joint letter 111

    American Sustainable Business Council, David Levine, Chief

    Executive Office and Co-Founder, Washington, DC, July 23, 2012,

    letter......................................................... 120

    Americans for Campaign Reform, Concord, New Hampshire, statement. 123

    Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc, Jostein Solheim, Chief Executive

    Officer, South Burlington, Vermont, July 11, 2012, letter...... 126

    Center for Competitive Politics, Alexandria, Virginia, statement. 129

    Center for Media and Democracy, Lisa Graves, Executive Director,

    and Brendan Fischer, Staff Counsel, Madison, Wisconsin; article

    ``Super PACs and Beyond.''..................................... 138

    Beyond Super PACs, article....................................... 145

    Common Cause, Bob Edgar, President and Chief Executive Office,

    Washington, DC, statement...................................... 152

    Demos Ideas & Action, Adam Lioz, Counsel, New York, New York,

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