New Jersey Plan

Montesquieu

Rousseau

Locke

Voltaire

3/5 Compromise

Federalists

Anti-Federalists

Federalism

Constitutional Convention

Articles of Confederation

Bill of Rights

House of Representatives

Senate

gerrymandering

census & redistricting

reapportionment

lame duck period

two party system (& single member districts)

entitlements

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

legislative intent

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Americans with Disabilities Act

Campaign Finance Reform (soft money, etc)

mandatory spending

discretionary spending

filibuster

census bureau

incumbent

commerce clause

elastic or “necessary and proper” clause

franking privilege

legislative veto

Speaker of the House

Majority Leader

Whip

Voter Revolution of 1994

Rules Committee

1st Amendment

2nd Amendment

4th Amendment

8th Amendment

10th Amendment

Cabinet

Supreme Court

Marbury vs. Madison

amicus curiae briefs

writs of certiorari

plurality of a vote

pocket veto

interest groups

PACS

14th Amendment

incorporation of 14th Amendment

Reasons for low voter turnout

lobbyists

spoils system

judicial activism

doctrine of original intent

selective incorporation

executive order

Federal Election Commission (FEC)

Pendleton Act

Civil service merit system

Roe v. Wade

Miranda v. Arizona

Schenck v. United States

Plessy v. Ferguson

Brown v. the Board

Marbury v. Madison

McCulloch v. Maryland

Wall of separation

State Department

Defense Department

Attorney General

Federal Aid to Agriculture

Lemon Test (Lemon v. Kurtzman)

role of media in shaping opinion

role of media in holding government accountable

block grant

categorical grant

formal/enumerated/expressed powers

fiscal policy

monetary policy

10th Amendment

informal/inherent powers

President

The SEC

Social Security

unfunded mandate

AFDC

Medicare

line-item veto

presidential veto

HUD

Electoral College

Federal Reserve Board

 

19th Amendment

primary elections (open and closed)

expansion of suffrage in U.S.

linkage institutions

Reasons Senate is less formal than House

Reasons House is more formal than Senate

Iron Triangle

policy networks

political efficacy

impeachment

checks and balances

conference committee

Shay’s Rebellion

appellate jurisdiction

original jurisdiction

War Powers Resolution

political socialization

critical elections

establishment clause

cloture motions

devolution of power

WH Chief of Staff

Ways and Means Committee

Voting Rights Act of 1965

divided government

third (or minority) parties

reciprocity, or logrolling, in Congress

cabinet departments

regulatory agencies

government corporations

advantages of incumbency in Congress

bully pulpit

Reasons electoral college has not been abolished

Welfare Reform Act of 1996

Block grants

categorical grants

Medicaid

litigation (esp. w/ interest groups)

party coalitions

stare decisis

judicial restraint

public opinion polls

legislative oversight

advice & consent power

budget making process

rights of criminal defendants

privacy rights

decline in trust of government

presidential approval ratings

electoral college reform proposals

pork barrel spending

free exercise clause

open primary

blanket primary