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GOVT 2301 Exam 3 Review

GOVT 2301 Exam 3 Review

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GOVT 2301 Exam 3 Review Fall 2010
The exam will consist of 55 multiple choice questions. Keep in mind that you will have only 50minutes to complete it. Therefore, be on time to class²we will start as soon as the clock strikes11:30. The questions are distributed evenly across the assigned chapters and lectures andinclude questions based on readings from
 Readings in American Politics
(RAP on the syllabus).To give you some sense of the types of questions I will ask there are examples listed below basedon the type of question. In this exam I will focus more on factual question than I have in pastexams.Michelle will hold an on-line review session, which you can access via the eLearning chat tab, onThursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. where she will be available to answer questions you haveabout the material as well as provide you with additional example questions.Below is some summary information on the various party systems in the U.S. and theinformation about them that I would like you to focus on:
First Federalist Jeffersonian-Republicans
1790-1830sMercantilism, tariffs, assumption of Rev. War debts, creation of nationalbank, resumption oties with Englandagrarian interests, free trade, alliancewith FranceAssociated Politicians Adams, Hamilton Jefferson, Jackson
Second Whigs Democrats
1830s-1860favored merchants, popular inNortheastagrarian interests, popular in SouthAssociated Politicians None None
Third Republicans Democrats
1860-1896abolition of slavery, free trade,support primarily in Northmaintenance of slave sysem, tariffs toprotect agriculture; support mainly inSouthAssociated Politicians Lincoln None
Fourth Republicans Democrats
1896-1932business interests (particularlycorporate and railroad), wantminimal gov. reg of business and lowtaxes; Republicans are dominantpower only in the South and West,favor agrarian interests; minority partystatusAssociated Politicians Theodore Roosevelt
Fifth Republicans Democrats
1932-1968offer little effective opposition; holdalmost no sway in national politicsuntil 1968New Deal policies to recover fromGreat Depression (heavy gov.intervention in economy); rely heavilyon union members and religious andracial minorities for supportAssociated Politicians Franklin Roosevelt
Sixth Republicans Democrats
1968-present (?)split Dem coalition on racial issues;favor fewer rights for politicalminorities; smaller government andreduced taxation; religious votersadded by Reaganstruggle to hold Southern voters incoalition; favor some continuation of New Deal policiesAssociated Politicians Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon
The above chart is meant only as a guide. I expect you to be familiar with the issue in each party system, regardless of whether I have listed them here or not.Factual
Public opinion
sets the standard by which governmental conduct is measured.
 judges the value of public policies.
measures the virtue of political figures.
all of the above.
 Answer: D Applied
The main problem with voting as a form of political participation is
that citizens cannot communicate very much information by only casting a ballot.
that the electoral system is rigged to favor the status quo.
that voting is a form of political participation that requires the most time andcommitment.
all of the above.
 Answer: A
Which statement is correct?
 National news reporters, as opposed to local reporters with less access, aregenerally more favorable toward politicians.
More local news broadcasters than national reporters are usually critical of  politicians.
More local news reporters than national reporters are inclined to give politicians positive coverage.

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