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3 ways to define public opion
directly- + or -ly
intensity- strength
stability- time period
6 reasons why we don't vote
not rational
lack of internal efficacy
lack of external efficacy
collective action problem &
free rider
Lack of Duty
Low social capital
how many people in senate? how many in the house? how many congress members?
100. 435. 535
how many senators per state? How many HOR per state?
2. by population of state.
# of dist. in California?
54
name two representative truths
voters elect someone
vast majority of people in dist are
unaware
2 groups politicans care about
senior citizens
homosexuals
what is the meaning of the nest of concentric circles?
circle protect congressman
tells congressman where to put their
energy
delegate
rep of the people
(actual)
trustee
defines what is best for the people
(virtual)
name two things needed to be a trustee.
an enlightened insider
must be willing to suffer consequences
of decision
how a bill becomes a law
congress or president
HOR
senate
conference committee
vote
president
name presidents back to FDR
bush
clinton
bush
reagon
carter
ford
nixon
johnson
JFK
eisenhower
truman
FDR
Why didn't the founding fathers trust just anyone to choose the president?
too easily swayed
five Electorial College boxes
parties pick electors
general election
electorate college
HOR
inaguration Jan 20th
4 weaknesses of electoral college
can change his/her mind
won't reflect what people want
3rd parties are always left out
parties are bias
3 types of cases that go to surpreme court
crucial fed. &state relationships
question of constitution interpretation
challenges to civil liberties