Final Exam Review Sheet

American Government Honors
Final Exam Review Sheet

Over Arching Themes/ Skills:
Duties and legal responsibilities of each citizen               
Duties of citizens:
            Register for selective service (men)
            Jury duty
            taxes
Checks and balances
Three Branches of Government main functions
Compromises
Federalism
Analyzing Primary Source Material
Writing a position statement

Rights and Responsibilities:  Chapter 4:  
Amendments 1-10
Separation of church and state
due process
Self-incrimination
Bail
Civil rights
Suffrage
eminent domain

Landmark Supreme Court cases:
            TLO
            Tinker
            Hazelwood
            Johnson v Texas
            Brown v Board of Ed.
            Gideon


Foundations:
What is the Declaration of Independence and when was it written?
When was the Constitution written and what were 3 of the major compromises?

Legislative Branch (Chapter 7)
2 Houses
Terms of Senators and Representatives
Qualifications for each House
Veto
Filibuster
Cloture
How a bill becomes a law (committees, floor, debate, etc)
Term limits?  What’s your opinion on that?
Impeachment

Executive Branch  (Chapter 9)
Executive powers
Qualifications
Salary
Term
Inaugural date
The roles of the President (Commander in Chief, Foreign Policy leader, etc)
State of the Union Address
Term in office
Succession
Electoral College
the Cabinet (group of advisors to the President)
Foreign policy
Diplomacy
Treaties
Pardon
Attorney general
Secretary of State
Ambassador
Impeachment
22nd amendment (limits term)
25th amendment


Judicial Branch/ Bill of Rights (Chapter 14)
The Bill of Rights
Criminal law
civil law
Constitutional law
appeal
jurisdiction
district courts
Original jurisdiction
indictment
Court of appeals
9 Supreme Court justices
judicial review
concurring and dissenting opinion
Precedent
Selecting Supreme Court Justices

Economics
Consumers
Producers
Role of government in the economy
Deficit
Taxes

Types of economic systems
Interdependence of consumers, producers and government
Business cycle

Final Exam thought Question


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