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Amer. Gov. Institutions and Policies Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Chapter 13

partisan polari­zation- a vote in which the majority of Democratic legisl­ators opposes a majority of Republican legisl­ators
bicameral legisl­ature- a lawmaking body made up of two chambers or parts
filibu­ster- an attempt to defeat a bill in the senate by talking indefi­nitely, thus preventing the senate from taking action on the bill
attitu­dinal view-
closed rule
cloture rule
Committee on Committees
concurrent resolution
congre­ssional caucus
conser­vative coalition
discharge petition
House Rules Committee
joint Resolution
marginal districts-
markup
Millio­naire's Club
multiple referral
organi­zat­ional view
Parliament
party caucus
party vote
party whip
repres­ent­ational view
restri­ctive rule
riders
safe districts
seniority
sequential referral
simple resolution
Steering Committee
Christmas tree bill
conference committees
division vote
double tracking
franking privelege
joint committees
majority leader
minority leader
open rule
pork barrel legisl­ature
private bill
public bill
quorum call
roll call vote
select committees
standing committees
teller vote
voice vote

Chapter 14

ad hoc structure
Article 2
bully pulpit
cabinet
circular structure
delegate
direct democracy
divided government
electoral college
Executive Office of the President
Executive privelege
gridlock
honeymoon
impeac­hment
impoun­dment of funds
"in and outers­"
indepe­ndent agencies
lame duck
legisl­ative veto
line-item veto
Office of Management and Budget
perks
pocket veto
prime minister
pyramid structure
repres­ent­ative democracy
signing statement
Tribune of the People
trustee
25th ammendment
unified government
veto message
White House Office

Chapter 15

annual author­iza­tions
approp­riation
author­ization legisl­ation
bureacracy
bureau­cratic imperi­alism
Chadha
Civil Service Reform Act
committee clearance
compet­ititive service
Department of Homeland Security
discre­tionary authority
excepted service
government by proxy
iron triangle
issue networks
laisse­z-faire
legisl­ative veto
name-r­equest job
National Perfor­mance Review
patronage
Pendleton Act
red tape
schedule C
Senior Executive Service
trust funds
Whistle Blower Protection Act

Chapter 16

activist approach
amicus curiae
appellate jurisd­iction
bloc voting
civil law
class action suit
concurring opinion
consti­tut­ional court
criminal law
diversity case
Dred Scott v. Sandford
fee shifting
Friday conference
Gang of Fourteen
In forma pauperis
judicial restraint
judicial review
litmus test
per curiam opinion
plaintiff
political question
remedy
senatorial courtesy
solicitor general
sovereign immunity
standing
stare decisis
writ of certiorari
  

Overall