AP GOV 9.txt
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AP GOV 9.txt
AP Gov Baby Policy Test
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fileName "AP GOV 9"
How the public in general feels about an issue or candidate
Public opinion polls
Set of questions to find out how people feel about an issue or candidate
What do public opinion polls do?
Drive decision making in gov
Asking people how they voted right after they do it
Daily or weekly poll on how things stand
Everyone has equal chance of being elected
Problems with polling
What is being asked,
how is it worded,
who is asked,
is it random,
what's margin of error
All laws gov has planning and gov actions that affect the lives of americans.
Entitlement program (non-means tested)
Income security program to which all those meeting eligibility requirements are entitled.
Provides benefits to retired workers,
survivors of wars and
How is the amount gotten back determined (SS)
On how much you put in
Problems with SS
People live longer,
# of retirees is growing over # of workers
Pay benefits to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own
How is unemployment run
By individual states
Gov run health insurance program for SS qualifiers
What does Medicare cover
and home health services
How do you get it
Must pay $700 for it to kick in
Added benefits of medicare
Extra 42.50 will cover doctors visits, x rays, and outpatient health care
Medicare doesn't include...
Problems with medicare
health costs going up,
and billions spent on health care
Means tested program
Income security program intended to help those whose info,e falls below a certain level...
Examples of means tested
Supplementary security income
, food stamp program,
equal income tax credit
Provides insurance to poor
who qualifies. For medicade
All in SSI or AFDC quality
How is medicate funded
By state and national gov
What does medicate cover
What is diplomacy?
Nation's external relationships and is an attempt to resolve conflicts without war
What are major areas of foreign policy?
Nucular proliferation (stop the spreading of nukes)
What are major themes that have guided foreign policy in the past?
Containment of communism
Curbing international terrorism
When was isolationism?
Up to 1900
When was global involvement?
When was containment of communism?
When is curbing of terrorism?
what is domestic policy?
In the us
What is foreign policy?
Outside the us