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Title: Opening Splash


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Jeopardy!
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Key Terms
Political Parties/Media
Legislature
Congress
Elections
Misc.
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- 100
What compromise set the bicameral structure of
Congress?
C1-100
The Connecticut or Great Compromise
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- 200
What court case established the power of judicial
review in 1803?
C1-200
Mabury v. Madison

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- 300
What are demographics?
C1-300
Statistical data relating to the population and
particular groups within it

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- 400
What do Federalists Papers 10 and 51 discuss?
C1-400
10- factions and how they supress the rights of
minorities 51- defines the relationship among the
3 branches of the government as independent
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- 500
Describe privileges and immunities.
C1-500
A state cannot unreasonably discriminate against
citizens of other states
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- 100
What are interest groups?
C2-100
Groups with a common interest that try to
influence the government
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- 200
What three groups make up an iron triangle?
C2-200
Interest group, committee, government agency

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- 300
What are the two primary regulations held on
lobbying?
C2-300
Must register, must disclose expenditures
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- 400
What is the pluralist theory?
C2-400
The theory that a variety of groups govern the
U.S. rather than the people.
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- 500
Why are sound bites used?
C2-500
The media can use them in broadcasts and twist
the meaning of the candidates words to make the
candidate look bad.

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- 100
How many electoral votes does a candidate need to
win a presidential election?
C3-100
270 votes
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- 200
What did U.S. Term Limits v. Thorton establish?
C3-200
It is unconstitutional to set term limits for
congressional members an ammendment is required

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- 300
Which age group has the lowest voter turnout?
C3-300
18-24 years old
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- 400
What are the factors of voting turnout?
C3-400
Geography, time, coattail effect, political
party, issues
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- 500
What component of parties is the most powerful
and what does this component consist of?
C3-500
Party in electorate voters who elect candidates

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- 100
What amendment changed the way senators were
elected to office?
C4-100
17th Amendment (1913)
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- 200
Why was a bicameral structure set for the
Congress?
C3-200
Moderate the power of the legislative branch

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- 300
What are the qualifications for a member of the
House? The Senate?
C3-300
House 25 years old, citizen for 7 years,
resident of state they are representing Senate
30 years old, 9 years of citizenship, resident of
state they are representing
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- 400
What is the point of gerrymandering?
C3-400
To give a candidates party an advantage in
winning congressional elections

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- 500
What fraction vote and what kind of vote is
needed to end a filibuster?
C3-500
3/5 vote of cloture
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- 100
What kind of grant gives states a good deal of
discretion in spending money that has been given
to them by the federal government?
C4-100
Block grant

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- 200
What is the Supremacy Clause?
C4-200
The authority that the federal government holds
over state governments
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- 300
What fraction of votes, and from who, are needed
to propose an amendment?
C4-300
2/3- Senate 2/3- Congress

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- 400
What fractions of votes, and from who, are needed
to ratify an amendment?
C4-400
¾- state ¾- state constitutional convention

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- 500
Describe the type of democracy that the framers
intended that America be.
C4-500
Representative democracy a government in which
leaders make decisions by winning a competitive
struggle for the popular vote
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- 100
Define political culture.
C4-100
The widely shared beliefs, values, and norms that
citizens share about their government
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- 200
In what type of election is there a long term
change in party alignment?
C4-200
Realigning (critical) election
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- 300
What is federalism?
C4-300
Sharing national power with the states
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- 400
What term is given to the process in which a
presidential nominee chooses a vice presidential
running mate who has different qualities in order
to attract more votes for the ticket?
C4-400
Balancing the ticket
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- 500
What type of interest group raises funds and
donates them to election campaigns?
C4-500
Political Action Committee (PAC)
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