Poli Sci Test 2
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Poli Sci Test 2
Political Science Test
An interpretation of the role of the legislator
Based on his or her judgement
An interpretation of Legislator
Mutual aid and vote trading among legislators
The extent to which liberals and conservatives occupy the more extreme position
Winner Take All
All electoral votes go to one, except Maine and Nebraska
Democrats Voter's Mobilization
Labor to Neighbor
Republican Voter's Mobilization
72 Hour Campaign
implemented in 2002 and 2004 campaigns
Boost that candidates may get in an election because of the popularity of candidates above them on the ballot
Horse Race Journalism
Media caring more about who's ahead less about the issues.
Not well informed
Don't vote regularlly
Redrawing of congressional and other legislative district lines following the census to accommodate populations shifts and keep districts as equal as possible in population.
Assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each Census
Drawing boundary lines to favor a party. Cracking (pizza slice)
Packing - merges pieces of the majority party in its weak districts into a single, strong district
Earmarking, Visible, Staffing, and
Franking - postage free to constituents.
Veto, Pocket Veto, and Override
Veto - President officially denies a bill
Pocket Veto - President ignores the bill for 10 days until it expires.
Override - Both House and Senate agree with 2/3 majority
Media that caters to preferences, ie Fox News.
Which articles cover Legislative and Executive branches?
Article 1 Legislative
Article 2 Executive.
5 Powers of Congress
Power to raise, Make, and Borrow Money
Power to Regulate Commerce
Power to Unify and Expand the Country
Power to Prepare and Declare War
Power to Create the Federal Judiciary
House Steps of Legislature
1. Bill Introduced
2. Subcommittee to Committee
3. Rules Committee to House Debate
4. Conference Committee between house and senate
5. President Signs of vetoes