govt2306 exam 1
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Which of the following best reflects the politics of the Jim Crow Era?
The development of the White Primary
The first Anglo-American colony in Texas during the period of Mexican rule was
Stephen F. Austin.
The “Grangers” who were so influential in Texas politics during the 1870s were
members of a national
According to Daniel Elazar, the Texas political culture can be best described as
combination of traditionalist and individualist
The Texas army that won the decisive Battle of San Jacinto was led by
A shared system of values, beliefs, and habits of behavior in regard to
government and politics refers to
The transformation of the Texas economy in the twentieth century began with
the oil industry boom prompted by
the discovery of the Spindletop field.
The flags of all of the following except ____ have flown over Texas at some time
in its history.
During the early 1920s, which organization controlled every elective office in
Dallas and showed considerable political power statewide?
The Ku Klux Klan
The dramatic drop in the world price of oil in 1985 led to ____ in Texas
all of the above
Which of the following were most influential in initiating and shaping the
outcome of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1875?
Members of the Grange
Those who advocate reform of the Texas Constitution generally focus on which of
the following issues?
All of the above
The judicial article of the Texas Constitution creates
- 1. establishes 6 different courts
- 2. establishes the level of trail courts
- 3. qualifications for Texas judges and elections
The twenty counties that voted against ratification of the constitution in 1876
urban areas that were heavily republican
The plural executive of Texas has resulted in an executive branch that is
The Texas Constitution specifies that ____ is/are to be elected
Article I of the Texas Constitution contains
the Texas Bill of Rights.
When the acts of the government are accepted by the citizens as moral, fair, and
just, the government is said to have
The Texas Constitution and the U.S. Constitution are alike in that
both divide governmental functions among three branches
what are important parts of the Civil Rights Act?
enforced right to veto, extended federal protection against discrimination in public accommodations, and outlawed job discrimination.
were propaganda put forth by
those in support of the ratification of the Constitution
Which of the following is NOT true regarding the Commerce Clause?
- Traditionally, the United States Supreme Court has ruled against Congress’ use
- of the clause to pass laws dealing with indirect issues related to interstate
what is federal preemption?
action that overrides state laws
Which of the following was NOT one of the high points of federal governmental
power in the twentieth century?
Which of the following clauses stipulates that the states must mutually accept
one another’s public acts, records, and judicial proceedings?
The Full Faith and Credit Clause
By 1945, the size of the federal bureaucracy had
In its 2005 decision, Granholm v. Heald dealing with state regulation of
alcohol, which nondiscrimination constitutional principle found in the U.S.
Constitution did the United States Supreme Court draw upon?
Which system of governance features all governmental power being vested in the
Which branch of the federal government is also known as the “umpire of
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