Flashcards in Unit 3C Deck (55)
What was the founding fathers vision of the constitution?
-congress most powerful branch
-"United" states > Federalism
-Effective separation of powers
What is a key Veto example?
9/11 victims bill
What are some key treaty examples?
-UN arms trade treaty (Obama)
What are some key President war powers examples?
-Bush soldiers in Iraq
-Reagan libya in air
-Trump Syria anti gas attacks
What are some key pardon examples?
-Libby (GWB + Trump)
Where are some places power lies in congress?
-House rules ctee > money from every PG
Why do Presidents pardon?
-Limit power of courts
Why are pardons significant?
Why are pardons insignificant?
-Meant to check court power, often doesn't
How do PG's connect with the USSC?
-Bringing case + amicus briefs
How do PG's influence the Senate?
-Committees (Iron triangles)
Why do PG's target the Senate?
-Easier to influence
-Exclusive powers (Appointments, foreign policy)
What influences congresspeoples votes?
-Party and policy
What is some evidence of party decline?
-Primaries (in selection)
-Limits on funding
What is some party renewal evidence?
-Control over nominations
-Control of political agenda
Who are some key Republican supporters?
-High income professionals
Who are some key Democratic supporters?
-Low income working class
What are some barriers to Minor parties?
-Ballot access rules
-Lack of media coverage
What are some anti Affirmative action arguments?
-Prevents truly colour blind society
-Undermines minority achievements
What are some pro affirmative action arguments?
-Levels the playing field
-Breaks down stereotypes
What are some alternatives to affirmative action?
What is the significance of latinos in elections?
-over 10% of electorate
-43% increase from 200 to 2010
What are some factors in PG success?
-Support area to political parties
Who funded Brown vs Board?