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AP Vocabulary Assignments

AP Vocabulary

 ***Homework assignments are due on the day of the test!

           For each term complete the following:

  • Define each term
  • Give an example of each term
  • Place the term in a broader theoretical context (answer the question: “so what?”)
  • If a court case, be able to discuss the specifics of the case, the reasons why the decision was made, and its political significance or implications (again, “so what?”).
  • If a political figure, discuss who that person is and how he/she has contributed to U.S. government and politics.

#1 Vocabulary Terms                                                                        Test date: 9/2

  1. Aristotle
  2. authority
  3. bureaucracy
  4. bureaucratic theory
  5. citizen participation
  6. city-state
  7. community control
  8. democracy
  9. direct or participatory
  10. elite (political)
  11. elitist theory
  12. Hamilton
  13. legitimacy
  14. majoritarian politics
  15. Marxist theory
  16. Mills
  17. New England town
  18. pluralist theory
  19. polis
  20. political power
  21. power
  22. representative  democracy
  23. Schumpeter
  24. Weber

#2A Vocabulary Terms                                                                                   Test date: 9/9

  1. Articles of Confederation
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. Charles A. Beard
  4. coalition
  5. concurrent powers
  6. Constitution
  7. Constitutional Convention
  8. Declaration of Independence
  9. Enumerated powers
  10. Faction
  11. Federalism
  12. Federalist papers
  13. Great Compromise
  14. Patrick Henry
  15. Thomas Jefferson
  16. John Locke
  17. James Madison
  18. Massachusetts Constitution
  19. natural rights
  20. New Jersey Plan
  21.  Pennsylvania Constitution
  22. reserved powers
  23. separation of powers
  24. Shays’s Rebellion
  25. unalienable
  26. Virginia Plan

#2B Vocabulary Terms                                                                                  Test date: 9/16

  1. Amendment (constitutional)
  2. Antifederalists
  3. bill of attainder
  4. Bill of Rights
  5. checks and balances
  6. coalition
  7. confederation
  8. Constitutional Convention
  9. ex post facto law
  10. faction
  11. Federalist papers
  12. Federalists
  13. judicial review
  14. line-item veto
  15. Madisonian view of human nature
  16. republic
  17. inalienable rights
  18. writ of habeas corpus

#3 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                    Test date: 9/23

  1. AFDC
  2. block grants
  3. categorical grants
  4. conditions of aid
  5. confederation or confederal system
  6. devolution
  7. dual federalism
  8. Daniel J. Elazar
  9. federal system
  10. federal republic
  11. grants-in-aid
  12. initiative
  13. intergovernmental lobby
  14. interstate commerce
  15. intrastate commerce
  16. land grant colleges
  17. James Madison
  18. John Marshall
  19. McCulloch v. Maryland
  20. mandates
  21. Medicaid
  22. national interests
  23. necessary-and-proper clause
  24. nullification
  25. police powers
  26. recall
  27. referendum
  28. revenue sharing
  29. William H. Riker
  30. second-order devolution
  31. sovereignty
  32. states’ rights
  33. Tenth Amendment
  34. third-order devolution
  35. unitary system
  36. waiver
     

#4 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                    Test date:9/30

  1. Almond and Verba
  2. Americanism
  3. blue states
  4. civic competence
  5. civic duty
  6. class consciousness
  7. Congregational
  8. Erik Erikson
  9. equal opportunity
  10. Individualism
  11. liberty
  12. Gunnar Myrdal
  13. opposition party
  14. orthodox (social)
  15. political culture
  16. political ideology
  17. political tolerance
  18. progressive (social)
  19. red states
  20. un-American
  21. Max Weber
  22. work ethic

#5 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                    Test date: 10/7          

  1. actual malice
  2. Hugo Black
  3. “clear and present danger” test
  4. Community Control Act
  5. conscientious objector
  6. creationism
  7. establishment clause
  8. exclusionary rule
  9. FISA
  10. free exercise clause
  11. freedom of expression
  12. freedom of religion
  13. Giltow v. New York
  14. good-faith exception
  15. incorporation
  16. Internal Security Act
  17. Thomas Jefferson
  18. least means
  19. libel
  20. Mapp v. Ohio
  21. Miranda
  22. preferred position
  23. prior restraint
  24. probable cause
  25. public figures
  26. Red scare
  27. released time
  28. search warrant
  29. Sedition Act
  30. Smith Act
  31. symbolic speech
  32. wall-of-separation principles

#6 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                    Test date: 10/14

  1. affirmative action
  2. aliens
  3. Bakke
  4. Brown v. Board of Education
  5. buffer zone
  6. compensatory action
  7. civil rights
  8. de facto segregation
  9. de jure segregation
  10. equality of opportunity
  11. equality of results
  12. freedom of choice
  13. Griswold v. Connecticut
  14. Hyde Amendment
  15. Lawrence v. Texas
  16. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  17. NAACP
  18. nonviolent civil disobedience
  19. Norma McCorvey
  20. NOW
  21. Plessy v. Ferguson
  22. preferential treatment
  23. reasonableness
  24. Reconstruction
  25. Reed v. Reed
  26. reverse discrimination
  27. Roe v. Wade
  28. Rostker v. Goldberg
  29. separate-but-equal doctrine
  30. Southern Manifesto
  31. strict scrutiny
  32. suspect classification

#7 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                     Test date: 10/20

  1. crosscutting cleavages
  2. exit polling
  3. gender gap
  4. Barry Goldwater
  5. ideological constraint
  6. V.O. Key
  7. norm
  8. party identification
  9. political elites
  10. political ideology
  11. political socialization
  12. poll
  13. random sample
  14. red diaper babies
  15. sampling error

#8 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                    Test date: 11/4

  1. activist
  2. Australian ballot
  3. campaigners
  4. communalists
  5. complete activists
  6. Democrats
  7. Fifteenth Amendment
  8. grandfather clauses
  9. inactives
  10. literacy tests
  11. motor-voter law
  12. Nineteenth Amendment
  13. parochial participants
  14. poll tax
  15. registered voters
  1. Twenty-sixth Amendment
  2. voter apathy
  3. voting-age population
  4. voting-eligible population
  5. Voting Rights Act of 1970
  6. voting specialists
  7. white primaries

#9 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                          Test dates: 11/11

  1. Anti-Masonic party
  2. caucus
  3. congressional campaign committee
  4. critical (or realigning) period
  5. Democratic-Republicans
  6. factional parties
  7. factions
  8. Federalists
  9. Hatch Act
  10. ideological parties
  11. initiative
  12. machine
  13. Mugwumps
  14. national (party) chair
  15. national committee
  16. national convention
  17. nonpartisan election
  18. office bloc ballot
  19. organizational party
  20. party column ballot
  21. personal following
  22. plurality system
  23. political machine
  24. political party
  25. proportional representation
  26. referendum
  27. Republican
  28. second-party system
  29. solidary groups
  30. solidary incentives
  31. split ticket voting
  32. sponsored parties
  33. stalwarts
  34. superdelegates
  35. ii. Tammany Hall
  36. two-party system
  37. winner-take-all

 

#10 Vocabulary Terms                                                     Test Date: 11/18                  

  1. blanket primary
  2. blue states
  3. caucus (electoral)
  4. closed primary
  5. Democrats
  6. direct mail
  7. 527 organizations
  8. general election
  9. gerrymandering
  10. incumbent
  11. Independent
  12. open primary
  13. malapportionment
  14. political action committee (PAC)
  15. position issue
  16. presidential primary
  17. primary election
  18. prospective voting
  19. red states
  20. Republican
  21. retrospective voting
  22. runoff primary
  23. soft money
  24. sophomore surge
  25. spots
  26. talking heads
  27. valence issue
  28. visual
     

#11 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                  Test date: 12/2

  1. “beltway bandits”
  2. client politics
  3. cue (political)
  4. direct mail
  5. “Dirty Dozen”
  6. Federal Regulation or Lobbying Act of1946
  7. Federalist 10
  8. Section 501(c)(3) organizations
  9. Section 501 (c)(4)  organizations
  10. grassroots support
  11. ideological interest     groups
  12. incentive (political)
  13. insider strategy
  14. institutional interests
  15. interest groups
  16. issue public
  17. lobbyist
  18. material benefit incentives
  19. membership interests
  20. outsider strategy
  21. PACs
  22. PIRGs
  23. public-interest lobby
  24. purposive incentive

#12 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                  Test date: 12/9

  1. adversarial press
  2. Associated Press
  3. attack journalism
  4. blog
  5. canned news
  6. community needs
  7. equal time rule
  8. fairness doctrine
  9. FCC
  10. feature stories
  11. Freedom of Information Act
  12. Gatekeeper
  13. insider stories
  14. loaded language
  15. market (television)
  16. Official Secrets Act
  17. off the record
  18. on background
  19. on deep background
  20. on the record
  21. reckless disregard
  22. routine stories
  23. Scorekeeper
  24. selective attention
  25. sound bite
  26. Telecommunication Act of 1996
  27. trial balloon
  28. visuals
  29. White House Press Corps
  30. “yellow journalism”

#13A Vocabulary Terms                                                                                Test date: 12/16

  1. attitudinal view
  2. bicameral legislature
  3. closed rule
  4. cloture rule
  5. Committee on Committees
  6. concurrent resolution
  7. congressional caucus
  8. conservative coalition
  9. discharge petition
  10. filibuster
  11. House Rules Committee
  12. joint resolution
  13. marginal districts
  14. markup
  15. Millionaire’s Club
  16. multiple referral
  17. organizational view
  18. Parliament
  19. party caucus
  20. party polarization
  21. party vote
  22. party whip
  23. representational view
  24. restrictive rule
  25. riders
  26. safe districts
  27. seniority
  28. sequential referral
  29. simple resolution
  30. Steering Committee

#13B Vocabulary Terms                                                                                Test date: 1/6

  1. Christmas tree bill
  2. conference committees
  3. division vote
  4. double tracking
  5. franking privilege
  6. joint committee
  7. majority leader
  8. minority leader
  9. open rule
  10. pork barrel legislation
  11. private bill
  12. public bill
  13. quorum call
  14. roll call vote
  15. select committees
  16. standing committees
  17. teller vote
  18. voice vote

#14 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                  Test date 1/13

  1. ad hoc structure
  2. Article II
  3. bully pulpit
  4. cabinet
  5. circular structure
  6. delegate
  7. direct democracy
  8. divided government
  9. electoral college
  10. Executive Office of the President
  11. Executive privilege
  12. gridlock
  13. honeymoon
  14. impeachment
  15. impoundment of funds
  16. “in-and-outers”
  17. independent agencies
  18. lame duck
  19. legislative veto
  20. line-item veto
  21. Office of Management and Budget
  22. perks
  23. pocket veto
  24. prime minister
  25. pyramid structure
  26. representative democracy
  27. signing statement
  28. Tribune of the People
  29. trustee
  30. Twenty-fifth Amendment
  31. unified government
  32. veto message
  33. White House Office

#15 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                  Test date: 1/20

  1. annual authorizations
  2. appropriation
  3. authorization legislation
  4. bureaucracy
  5. bureaucratic imperialism
  6. Chadha
  7. Civil Service Reform Act
  8. committee clearance
  9. competitive service
  10. Department of Homeland Security
  11. discretionary authority
  12. excepted service
  13. government by proxy
  14. iron triangle
  15. issue networks
  16. laissez-faire
  17. legislative veto
  18. name-request job
  19. National Performance Review
  20. patronage
  21. Pendleton Act
  22. red tape
  23. schedule C
  24. Senior Executive Service
  25. trust funds
  26. Whistle Blower Protection Act

#16 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                  Test date 1/27

  1. activist approach
  2. amicus curiae
  3. appellate jurisdiction
  4. bloc voting
  5. civil law
  6. class action suit
  7. concurring opinion
  8. constitutional court
  9. criminal law
  10. diversity case
  11. Dred Scott v. Sandford
  12. fee shifting
  13. Friday conference
  14. Gang of Fourteen
  15. In forma pauperis
  16. judicial restraint
  17. judicial review
  18. litmus test
  19. per curiam opinion
  20. plaintiff
  21. political question
  22. remedy
  23. senatorial courtesy
  24. solicitor general
  25. sovereign immunity
  26. standing
  27. stare decisis
  28. writ of certiorari

#17 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                  Test date: 2/3

  1. agenda setting
  2. benefit
  3. boycott
  4. client politics
  5. closed shop
  6. cost
  7. cost argument
  8. Do Not Call Law
  9. entrepreneurial politics
  10. Gerald Ford
  11. the Grange
  12. interest-group politics
  13. logrolling
  14. majoritarian politics
  15. policy entrepreneurs
  16. political agenda
  17. pork-barrel projects
  18. process regulation
  19. professionalization of reform
  20. relative deprivation
  21. Theodore Roosevelt
  22. secondary boycott
  23. Sherman Antitrust Act
  24. Superfund

#18 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                  Test date: 2/10
 

  1. budget
  2. budget resolution
  3. budget surplus
  4. Congressional Budget Act
  5. Council of Economic Advisers
  6. deficit
  7. discretionary spending
  8. economic planning
  9. entitlements
  10. Federal Reserve System
  11. fiscal policy
  12. fiscal year (FY)
  13. globalization
  14. gross domestic product
  15. Keynesianism
  16. loopholes
  17. monetarism
  18. monetary policy
  19. national debt
  20. other-regarding voter theory
  21. planning
  22. price and wage control
  23. Reaganomics
  24. self-regarding voter theory
  25. sequester
  26. sociotropic voting
  27. supply-side theory
  28. Treasury Department

#19 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                  Test date: 2/17

  1. AFDC
  2. almshouses
  3. assistance program
  4. charitable choice
  5. client politics
  6. earned income tax credit
  7. End Poverty in California plan
  8. food stamps
  9. income strategy
  10. indexing
  11. insurance program
  12. majoritarian politics
  13. means test
  14. Medicaid
  15. Medicare
  16. Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act
  17. mother’s pension
  18. Charles Murray
  19. Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance
  20. service strategy
  21. Share Our Wealth plan
  22. Social Security Act
  23. SSI
  24.  TANF
  25. Townsend plan 
  26. UI

#20A Vocabulary Terms                                                                                Test date: 2/24

  1. antiappeasement
  2. Berlin blockade
  3. Chadha
  4. CIA
  5. client foreign policy
  6. cold war
  7. commander in chief
  8. containment
  9. cost overruns
  10. Council on Foreign Relations
  11. Cuban missile crisis
  12. disengagement view
  13. domino theory
  14. executive agreements
  15. gold plating
  16. imperial presidency
  17. interest-group foreign policy
  18. iron curtain
  19. isolationism
  20. Korematsu v. United States
  21. legislative veto
  22. majoritarian foreign policy
  23. military-industrial complex
  24. multinational corporation
  25. Munich
  26. NSC
  27. Pearl Harbor
  28. Polarization
  29. Rally ‘Round the Flag effect
  30. State Department
  31. Third World
  32. treaties
  33. War Powers Act
  34. WMD
  35. worldview

#20B Vocabulary Terms                                                                                Test date: 3/24

  1. chain of command
  2. defense reorganization plan
  3. Desert Storm
  4. House Armed Services Committee
  5. interservice rivalry
  6. Joint Chiefs of Staff
  7. Joint Staff
  8. military-industrial complex
  9. National Security Act
  10. peace dividend
  11. readiness
  12. “sole sourcing”
  13. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)

#21 Vocabulary Terms                                                                                  Test date: 3/9

  1. acid rain
  2. bank (or pollution allowance)
  3. bubble standard
  4. catalytic converter
  5. Clean Air Act of 1970
  6. Clean Air Act of 1990
  7. clear-cutting
  8. client politics
  9. command-and-control strategy
  10. DDT
  11. Earth Day
  12. entrepreneurial politics
  13. environmental impact statement (EIS)
  14. Environmental Protection Agency
  15. interest-group politics
  16. Kyoto Protocol
  17. majoritarian politics
  18. National Environmental Policy Act
  19. offset
  20. scrubber
  21. sulfur dioxide
  22. Superfund
  23. Water Quality Improvement Act of 1970

 

#1, #2A, #2B Vocabulary Terms        Test date: 3/16

  1. Aristotle
  2. authority
  3. bureaucracy
  4. bureaucratic theory
  5. citizen participation
  6. city-state
  7. community control
  8. democracy
  9. direct or participatory democracy
  10. elite (political)
  11. elitist theory
  12. Hamilton
  13. legitimacy
  14. majoritarian politics
  15. Marxist theory
  16. Mills
  17. New England town meeting
  18. pluralist theory
  19. polis
  20. political power
  21. power
  22. representative democracy
  23. Schumpeter
  24. Weber
  25. Massachusetts Constitution
  26. James Madison
  1. Articles of Confederation
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. Charles A. Beard
  4. coalition
  5. concurrent powers
  6. Constitution
  7. Constitutional Convention
  8. Declaration of Independence
  9. Enumerated powers
  10. Faction
  11. Federalism
  12. Federalist papers
  13. Great Compromise
  14. Patrick Henry
  15. Thomas Jefferson
  16. John Locke
  17. natural rights
  18. New Jersey Plan
  19. Pennsylvania Constitution
  20. reserved powers
  21. separation of powers
  22. Shays’s Rebellion
  23. Unalienable
  24. Virginia Plan
  25. Amendment (constitutional)
  26. Antifederalists
  27. bill of attainder
  28. Bill of Rights
  29. checks and balances
  30. coalition
  31. confederation
  32. Constitutional
  33. Convention
  34. ex post facto law
  35. faction
  36. Federalist papers
  37. Federalists
  38. judicial review
  39. line-item veto
  40. Madisonian view of human nature
  41. republic
  42. inalienable rights
  43. writ of habeas corpus

 

#3, #4, #5 Vocabulary Terms                                                                        Test date: 3/23

  1. AFDC
  2. block grants
  3. categorical grants
  4. conditions of aid
  5. confederation or confederal system
  6. devolution
  7. dual federalism
  8. Daniel J. Elazar
  9. federal system
  10. federal republic
  11. grants-in-aid
  12. initiative
  13. intergovernmental lobby
  14. interstate commerce
  15. intrastate commerce
  16. land grant colleges
  17. James Madison
  18. John Marshall
  19. McCulloch v. Maryland
  20. mandates
  21. Medicaid
  22. national interests
  23. necessary-and-proper clause
  24. nullification
  25. police powers
  26. recall
  27. referendum
  28. revenue sharing
  29. William H. Riker
  30. second-order devolution
  31. sovereignty
  32. states’ rights
  33. Tenth Amendment
  34. third-order devolution
  35. unitary system
  36. waiver
  37. Almond and Verba
  38. Americanism
  39. blue states
  40. civic competence
  41. civic duty
  42. class consciousness
  43. Congregational
  44. Erik Erikson
  45. equal opportunity
  46. Individualism
  47. liberty
  48. Gunnar Myrdal
  49. opposition party
  50. orthodox (social)
  51. political culture
  52. political ideology
  53. political tolerance
  54. progressive (social)
  55. red states
  56. un-American
  57. Max Weber
  58. work ethic
  59. actual malice
  60. Hugo Black
  61.  “clear and present danger” test
  62. Community Control Act
  63. conscientious objector
  64. creationism
  65. establishment clause
  66. exclusionary rule
  67. FISA
  68. free exercise clause
  69. freedom of expression
  70. freedom of religion
  71. Giltow v. New York
  72. good-faith exception
  73. incorporation
  74. Internal Security Act
  75. Thomas Jefferson
  76. least means
  77. libel
  78. Mapp v. Ohio
  79. Miranda
  80. preferred position
  81. prior restraint
  82. probable cause
  83. public figures
  84. Red scare
  85. released time
  86. search warrant
  87. Sedition Act
  88. Smith Act
  89. symbolic speech
  90. wall-of-separation principles

 

#6, #7, #8 Vocabulary Terms                                                                        Test date: 3/30

  1. affirmative action
  2. aliens
  3. Bakke
  4. Brown v. Board of Education
  5. buffer zone
  6. civil rights
  7. compensatory action
  8. de facto segregation
  9. de jure segregation
  10. equality of opportunity
  11. equality of results
  12. freedom of choice
  13. Griswold v. Connecticut
  1. Hyde Amendment
  2. Lawrence v. Texas
  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  4. NAACP
  5. nonviolent civil disobedience
  6. Norma McCorvey
  7. NOW
  8. Plessy v. Ferguson
  9. preferential treatment
  10. reasonableness
  11. Reconstruction
  12. Reed v. Reed
  13. reverse discrimination
  14. Roe v. Wade
  15. Rostker v. Goldberg
  16. separate-but-equal doctrine
  17. Southern Manifesto
  18. strict scrutiny
  19. suspect classification
  20. crosscutting cleavages
  1. exit polling
  2. gender gap
  3. Barry Goldwater
  4. ideological constraint
  5. V.O. Key
  6. norm
  7. party identification
  8. political elites
  9. political ideology
  10. political socialization
  11. poll
  12. random sample
  13. red diaper babies
  14. sampling error
  15. complete activists
  16. activist
  17. Australian ballot
  18. campaigners
  19. communalists
  20. Democrats
  21. Fifteenth Amendment
  22. grandfather clauses
  23. inactives
  24. motor-voter law
  25. Nineteenth Amendment
  26. parochial participants
  27. poll tax
  28. voter apathy
  29. voting-age population
  30. Twenty-sixth Amendment
  31. voting specialists
  32. white primaries
  33.  Voting Rights Act of 1970
  34. literacy tests
  35. registered voters
  36. voting-eligible population

 

#9, #10, #11 Vocabulary Terms                                                                    Test date: 4/13

  1. Anti-Masonic party
  2. caucus
  3. congressional campaign committee
  4. critical (or realigning) period
  5. Democratic-Republicans
  6. factional parties
  7. factions
  8. Federalists
  9. Hatch Act
  10. ideological parties
  11. initiative
  12. machine
  13. Mugwumps
  14. national (party) chair
  15. national committee
  16. national convention
  17. nonpartisan election
  18. office bloc ballot
  19. organizational party
  20. party column ballot
  21. personal following
  22. plurality system
  23. political machine
  24. political party
  25. proportional representation
  26. referendum
  27. Republican
  28. second-party system
  29. solidary groups
  30. solidary incentives
  31. split ticket voting
  32. sponsored parties
  33. stalwarts
  34. superdelegates
  35. ii. Tammany Hall
  36. two-party system
  37. winner-take-all
  38. blanket primary
  39. blue states
  40. caucus (electoral)
  1. closed primary
  2. Democrats
  3. direct mail
  4. 527 organizations
  5. general election
  6. gerrymandering
  7. incumbent
  8. Independent
  9. open primary
  10. malapportionment
  11. political action committee (PAC)
  12. position issue
  13. presidential primary
  14. primary election
  15. prospective voting
  16. red states
  17. Republican
  18. retrospective voting
  19. runoff primary
  20. soft money
  21. sophomore surge
  22. spots
  23. talking heads
  24. valence issue
  25. visual
  26.     “beltway bandits”
  27. client politics
  28. cue (political)
  29. direct mail
  30. “Dirty Dozen”
  31. Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act of1946
  32. Federalist 10  
  33. Section 501(c)(3) organizations
  34. Section 501 (c)(4) organizations
  35. grassroots support
  36. ideological interest groups
  37. incentive (political)
  38. insider strategy
  39. institutional interests
  40. interest groups
  41. issue public
  42. lobbyist
  43. material benefit incentives
  44. membership interests
  45. outsider strategy
  46. PACs
  47. PIRGs
  48. public-interest lobby
  49. purposive incentive

 

#12, #13A, #13B Vocabulary Terms                                                             Test date: 4/20

  1. adversarial press
  2. Associated Press
  3. attack journalism
  4. blog
  5. canned news
  6. community needs
  7. equal time rule
  8. fairness doctrine
  9. FCC
  10. feature stories
  11. Freedom of Information Act
  12. Gatekeeper
  13. insider stories
  14. loaded language
  15. market (television)
  16. Official Secrets Act
  17. off the record
  18. on background
  19. on deep background
  20. on the record
  21. reckless disregard
  22.  trial balloon
  23. routine stories
  1. Scorekeeper
  2. selective attention
  3. sound bite
  4. Telecommunication Act of 1996
  5. visuals
  6. White House Press Corps
  7. “yellow journalism”
  8. marginal districts
  9.  markup
  10. attitudinal view
  1. bicameral legislature
  2. closed rule
  3. cloture rule
  4. Committee on Committees
  5. concurrent resolution
  6. congressional caucus
  7. conservative coalition
  8. discharge petition
  9. filibuster
  10. House Rules Committee
  11. joint resolution
  12. Millionaire’s Club
  13. multiple referral
  14. organizational view
  15. Parliament
  16. party caucus
  17. party polarization
  18. party vote
  19. party whip
  20. representational view
  21. restrictive rule
  1. riders
  2. safe districts
  3. seniority
  4. sequential referral
  5. simple resolution
  6. Steering Committee
  1. Christmas tree bill
  1. conference committees
  2. division vote
  3. double tracking
  4. franking privilege
  5. joint committee
  6. majority leader
  7. minority leader
  8. open rule
  9. pork barrel legislation
  10. private bill
  11. public bill
  12. quorum call
  13. roll call vote
  14. select committees
  15. standing committees
  16. teller vote
  17. voice vote
     

#14, #15, #16 Vocabulary Terms                                                                  Test date: 4/27

  1. ad hoc structure
  2. Article II
  3. bully pulpit
  4. cabinet
  5. circular structure
  6. delegate
  7. direct democracy
  8. divided government
  9. electoral college
  10. Executive Office of the President
  11. Executive privilege
  12. gridlock
  13. honeymoon
  14. impeachment
  15. impoundment of funds
  16. “in-and-outers”
  17. independent agencies
  18. lame duck
  19. legislative veto
  20. line-item veto
  21. Office of Management and Budget
  22. perks
  23. pocket veto
  24. prime minister
  25. pyramid structure
  26. representative democracy
  27. signing statement
  28. Tribune of the People
  29. trustee
  30. Twenty-fifth Amendment
  31. unified government
  32. veto message
  33. White House Office
  34. annual authorizations
  35. appropriation
  36. Chadh
  37. authorization legislation
  1. bureaucracy
  2. bureaucratic imperialism            
  3. Civil Service Reform Act
  4. committee clearance
  5. competitive service
  6. Department of Homeland Security
  7. discretionary authority
  8. excepted service
  9. government by proxy
  10. iron triangle
  11. issue networks
  12. laissez-faire
  13. legislative veto
  14. name-request job
  15. National Performance Review
  16. patronage
  17. Pendleton Act
  18. red tape
  19. schedule C
  20. Senior Executive Service
  21. trust funds
  22. Whistle Blower Protection Act
  23. activist approach
  24. amicus curiae
  1. appellate jurisdiction
  2. bloc voting
  3. civil law
  4. class action suit
  5. concurring opinion
  6. constitutional court
  7. criminal law
  8. diversity case
  9. Dred Scott v. Sandford
  10. fee shifting
  11. Friday conference
  12. Gang of Fourteen
  13. In forma pauperis
  14. judicial restraint
  15. judicial review
  16. litmus test
  17. per curiam opinion
  18. plaintiff
  19. political question
  20. remedy
  21. senatorial courtesy
  22. solicitor general
  23. sovereign immunity
  24. standing
  25. stare decisis
  26. writ of certiorari

#17, #18, #19 Vocabulary Terms                                                                  Test date: 5/4

  1. benefit
  2. boycott
  3. client politics
  4. closed shop
  5. cost
  6. cost argument
  7. Do Not Call Law
  8. entrepreneurial politics
  9. Gerald Ford
  10. the Grange
  11. interest-group politics
  12. logrolling
  13. majoritarian politics
  14. policy entrepreneurs
  15. political agenda
  16. pork-barrel projects
  17. process regulation
  18. professionalization of reform
  19. relative deprivation
  20. Theodore Roosevelt
  21. secondary boycott
  22. Sherman Antitrust Act
  23. Superfund
  1. budget resolution
  2. budget surplus
  3. Congressional Budget Act
  4. Council of Economic Advisers
  5. deficit
  6. discretionary spending
  7. economic planning
  8. entitlements
  9. Federal Reserve System
  10. fiscal policy
  11. fiscal year (FY)
  12. globalization
  13. gross domestic product
  14. Keynesianism
  15. loopholes
  16. monetarism
  17. monetary policy
  18. national debt
  19. other-regarding voter theory
  20. planning
  21. price and wage control
  22. Reaganomics
  23. self-regarding voter theory
  24. sequester
  25. sociotropic voting
  26. supply-side theory
  27. Treasury Department
  1. agenda setting
  2. budget
  3. AFDC
  1. almshouses
  2. assistance program
  3. charitable choice
  4. client politics
  5. earned income tax credit
  6. End Poverty in California plan
  7. food stamps
  8. income strategy
  9. indexing
  10. insurance program
  11. majoritarian politics
  12. means test
  13. Medicaid
  14. Medicare
  15. Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act
  16. mother’s pension
  17. Charles Murray
  18. Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance
  19. service strategy
  20. Share Our Wealth plan
  21.  Social Security Act
  22.  SSI
  23. TANF
  24. Townsend plan
  25. UI

 

#20A, #20B, #21 Vocabulary Terms                                                             Test date: 5/11

  1. antiappeasement
  2. Berlin blockade
  3. Chadha
  4. CIA
  5. client foreign policy
  6. cold war
  7. commander in chief
  8. containment
  9. cost overruns
  10. Council on Foreign Relations
  11. Cuban missile crisis
  12. disengagement view
  13. domino theory
  14. executive agreements
  15. gold plating
  16. imperial presidency
  17. interest-group foreign policy
  18. iron curtain
  19. isolationism
  20. Korematsu v. United States
  21. legislative veto
  22. majoritarian foreign policy
  23. military-industrial complex
  24. multinational corporation
  25. Munich
  26. NSC
  27. Pearl Harbor
  28. polarization
  29. Rally ‘Round the Flag effect
  30. State Department
  31. Third World
  32. treaties
  33. War Powers Act
  34. WMD
  35. Worldview
  36. military-industrial complex
  1. defense reorganization plan
  2. Desert Storm
  3. House Armed Services Committee
  4. interservice rivalry
  5. Joint Chiefs of Staff
  6. Joint Staff
  7. National Security Act
  8. peace dividend
  9. readiness
  10. “sole sourcing”
  11. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
  12. clear-cutting
  13. environmental impact statement (EIS)
  1.  chain of command
  2.  acid rain
  1. bank (or pollution allowance)
  2. bubble standard
  3. catalytic converter
  4. Clean Air Act of 1970
  5. Clean Air Act of 1990
  6. client politics
  7. command-and-control strategy
  8. DDT
  9. Earth Day
  10. entrepreneurial politics
  11. Environmental Protection Agency
  12. interest-group politics
  13. Kyoto Protocol
  14. majoritarian politics
  15. National Environmental Policy Act
  16. offset
  17. scrubber
  18. sulfur dioxide
  19. Superfund
  20. Water Quality Improvement Act of 1970


 

 

 


 

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