15. What courts are in the Constitution?
16. Judiciary Act of 1789? And explain 16.1.
17. What are Legislative courts?
18. What is original Jurisdiction?
19. What is appellate jurisdiction?
20. What are district courts?
21. Where are most court cases heard?
22. Do most court cases go to trial?
23. What is diversity of Citizenship?
24. Courts of Appeal?
25. Where do they come from?
26. How many appeal courts?
27. What is the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit?
28. Focus of appeals courts?
29. Supreme Court?
30. SC and Mandatory sentencing?
31. Size of courts?
32. How are federal judges selected?
33. What is Senatorial Courtesy?
1. The power of the federal government relative to the power of the states has increased since the ratification of the Constitution.
Describe two of the following provisions of the Constitution and explain how each has been used over time to expand federal power.
The power to tax and spend
The “necessary and proper” or “elastic” clause
The commerce clause
Explain how one of the following has increased the power of the federal government relative to the power of state governments
Americans with Disabilities Act
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Clean Air Act
AP Us Gov & Pol Practice FRQ #2 A significant feature of the Electoral College is that most states have a winner-take-all system. Answer a-d listed in text section (too much type to fit)
(a) Describe the winner-take-all feature of the Electoral College.
(b) Explain one way in which the winner-take-all feature of the Electoral College affects how presidential candidates from the two major political parties run their campaigns.
(c) Explain one way in which the winner-take-all feature of the Electoral College hinders third party candidates.
(d) Explain two reasons the Electoral College has not been abolished.