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103 Cards in this Set

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What does
Article VI
cover?
Suffrage
1975
What happened concerning constitution
New constitution presented to voters
What happened in
1866?
Reinstatement to the Union
What does
Article II
cover?
Powers of Government
What happened in
1869?
Meet the demands of Reconstruction
What does
Article IV
cover?
Executive branch
What happened in Texas in
1836?
Republic of Texas
What does
Article XI
cover?
Municipal governments
What made Texas the 28th state?
Constitution of 1845
What does
Article XV
cover?
Impeachment
What dos
Article XIV
cover?
Public lands
What followed the Constitution of 1827?
the Mexican Revolution from Spain
Which constitution was come up with in 1876
present day constitution
What does
Article IX
cover?
Counties
Why was the constitution of 1861 brought about?
to meet the requirements of the Confederacy
What does
Article III
cover?
Legislature
What does
Article XVII
cover?
Mode to amend the constitution
What does
Article X
cover?
Railroads
What does
Article XIII
cover?
Spanish and Mexiacan Land Titles
What does
Article I
cover?
Bill lof Rights
How many constitutions has Texas been under?
7
How many constitutions was Texas under prior admission into the Union?
2
When did Texas declare its independence from Mexico?
March 2,1836
What is Governor E.J. Davis best known for?
Corrupt military rule in Texas
How many obsolete provisions of the constitution were dropped in the year 1969?
56
In what year were 56 obsolete provisions of the constitution dropped?
1969
What is one of the shortest articles of the Texas Constitution?
Suffrage
What is the length of the Texas Constitution?
over 93,000 words
At last count in 1997, there were how many amendments to the Texas Constitution?
390
Power distributed between one national governemtnt and the governments of the states is called what?
Federalism
No State shall pass any law, which may either directly or indirectly be in conflict with the constitution of the United States: What is this called?
National Supremacy Clause
What is the most commonly used method for revising the Texas Constitution?
Amendment process
Which article defines the procedure for the impeachment process?
Article XV
Which article covers General provisions?
Article XVI
Which constitution provided equality for African-Americans?
Constitution of 1866
Which constitution was under the Administration of E.J. Davis?
Constitution of 1876
For which constitution is the no transcript available?
Constitution of 1876
The writing of which constitution drew heavily from the United States Constitution?
Constitution of 1836
Which constitution created the first elected bi-cameral legislature?
Constitution of 1836
Most of the Constitution of 1845 was used during the drafting of which constitution?
Constitution of 1866
Who was Governor during the Constitutional Convention of 1974?
Dolph Briscoe
True or False?
Even though it is considered to be disorganized, the US Constitution still has more amendments than that of Texas.
False, Texas has more amendments
True or False?
The Constitution of Texas is the nations 4th longest.
True
True or False?
The Constitution of Texas is a product of history, political philosophy and social principles.
True
True or False?
The Texas Constitution violates every principle of a lasting constitution.
False
True or False?
According the the "full faith and credit clause," every state must accept the national monetary system
False
True or False?
National Supremacy Clause is defined under Article I of the US Constitution.
False
True or False?
Texas has a very complicated and slow moving amendment process.
False
True or False?
Under the constitution, a low-paid, part time legislature was created.
True
True or False?
The Constitution of 1876, fashioned what was essentially an antigovernment charter.
True
True or False?
Under the "principle of limited government," all political power is inherent in the people.
False
What is
* Political Culture * ?
Set of attitudes, beliefs
What does
* Partisan *
mean?
Party identification is noted
What does
* Population density *
mean?
people per square mile
What is
* High tech industry *?
Highly sophisticated computer technology
What percent of the population is at poverty level?
15.4%
What percent of the population is hispanic?
32%
How many people make up the Texas population?
21 million people
What percent of the population is Asian American?
2.7%
What percent of the population is African American?
12%
What are demographics?
population characteristics
What percent of the population is Anglo?
53.1%
What does
* Nonpartisanship *
mean?
party identification is not noted
What percent of the popution is Native American?
Less than 1/2 to 1%
What is urbanization?
migration towards metropolitan areas
What are political myths
ill defined views of the public
Texas has historically been dominated by how many political parties?
1 political party
What region includes the oldest city in Texas?
Upper Rio Grande Region
Historically Texas is known to have gained its cultural experience from?
It's independence and "going it alone"
In Texas, what group has the largest population?
Anglos
What group has the 2nd largest number of the Texas population?
Hispanics
Defined as -- the attitude, beliefs, and sentiments which give order and meaning to a political process and which provides the underlying assumptions and rules that govern behavior in the political system.
Political culture
Which subculture holds the belief that government should be limited?
Individualistic subculture
In what year did Texas declare its independence from Mexico?
1836
What are some of the influences upon the political attitudes of Texas?
Climate, Soil & mineral resources, and Size
What percent of the US does Texas cover?
7%
What year did Spindletop come in?
1901
What was Spindletop?
known as possibly the worlds most famous oil gusher.
Where does the Texas population rank among the states?
2nd
How many counties are in Texas?
254
How many of the nations poorest counties are in Texas?
7
Which region contains Texarkana and Tyler?
Upper East Texas region
Which county contains less than 1 person per square mile, which makes it the least populated county in Texas?
Loving County Texas
What should we know about Loving County Texas?
contains less than 1 person per square mile
What is the Average Texas household income?
39,927 annually
The population of which group is expected to grow at a much higher rate than all other groups?
Hispanics
What percentage of jobs in Texas over the next decade will require a college degree?
50%
What county is considered to be the poorest county in the nation?
Starr county
True or False?
The moralistic subculture regards politics as one of the great activities of man in his search for the good society
True
True or False?
Texas has a landmass of 267,000 square miles.
True
True or False?
It is the belief of the moralistic subculture that government should promote the general welfare.
True
True or False?
Texas has rapidly emerged over the past 30 years as a 2-party political party state.
True
True or False?
Texas is the only state to have been a Republic prior to its admission to the Union.
True
True or False?
Although fewer in numbers, African Americans and Hispanics have made significant political and economic gains over the past 30 years.
True
True or False?
In Texas, party labels and organizations play a reduced role in local governments.
True
True or False?
The 1980's were a tumultuous period of economic boom and bust for Texas.
True
True or False?
Byt 1990, less than 1% of the Texas population was older that 65 years of age.
False
True or False?
Urbanization is the process by which a predominantly rural society or area becomes urban.
True
True or False?
Politics is controlled by the elite is one of the beliefs of the Traditionalistic Subculture.
True
True or False?
Texas has seen a large migration of minorities from cities back to rural areas of the state.
False
True or False?
In the late 90's, the Texas economy outperformed that of the national economy.
True
True or False?
Education not only helps determine a person's employment potential but also affects his or her participation in politics.
True
True or False?
In-migration from other states has partly contributed to the decline of the one party system in Texas.
True.