Please answer the following ten questions
using only your text and lecture notes as sources. Cite your answers, and be specific in your
examples. This exam is worth 200 points. Good luck!
Define the term
Explain your understanding of
the term “office politics” and why it is important to acknowledge its
existence. This is covered in the
Define “federalism”. Give an example of something in your wallet
that comes from the federal, state and special district levels of
Define the terms “block grant”
and “matching grant”. What is the
difference between them?
Explain the Ninth (IX)
Amendment. Who benefits from it?
What are the “checks and
balances” indicated in the Constitution?
List and explain at least two.
Explain why Article II of the
Constitution is so vague as to the specific duties of the President?
Explain the Supreme Court
decision in District of Columbia vs.
Heller. Which amendment is affected by this decision? Does this decision apply to the states?
Define “direct democracy”. Do we practice this in California? If so, explain how we implement this.
What are “collective
goods”? Explain the concept and
illustrate it with an example.