These Question are taken directly from a test given to my sophomore class at a Texas A&M university. I hope that since the Professor is not listed it will discourage cheating, but still help studiers.
Class Books: Texas Politics "Individuals Making a Difference"
(and a reading book labeled Texas Politics pairs with above book)
States are classified as megastates based on which on the following:
-population, urbanization, and gross state product.
The provisions of the Treaty of Velasco include the following:
-the withdrawal of armed Mexican forces from Texas, recognition of Texas as independent of Mexico, and vast territorial claims made by Texas.
The following is true concerning immigration in Texas:
-Texas ranks seventh nation wide in number of illegal immigrants per square mile.
The following is true concerning population growth in Texas:
-Most population growth in Texas stems from national increase and immigration from other states in the U.S.
Which Political culture emerged from the plantation economy of the old south:
In which political culture can individuals advance themselves in business or politics through alliances based on personal loyalty:
Which politic culture come from New England and was the last to arrive in Texas:
Examples of good-government organizations include:
-Common Cause, League of Women, Public Citizen
Compared to the state of California, relations between Texas and Mexico can be characterized as:
The case of Edgewood V. Kirby dealt with the issue of:
-School finance in Texas
The document that describes the structure of government in a state is:
-The state constitution
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Texas state governmental power is divided between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. Using only this information we know that Texas has:
-separation of powers
The Constitution of the Republic of Texas has been amended:
-over 300 times
The number of Constitutions Texas has had:
Since 1975, the annual salary for a member of the Texas Legislature:
-has been set at $7,200
The current term of office for the Texas Governor:
The current Texas Constitution Limits state in-debt-ness how much money:
The Texas Supreme Court hears what types of cases:
-civil appeals only
The framers of the 1876 Texas Constitution attempted to control the power of the Texas Governor By:
-They reduced the governor's term in office, They decreased the governor's salary, and They set up a system of shared executive powers.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals hears what types of cases:
-only criminal appeals
In 1975, the Texas Legislature proposed eight constitutional amendments that were designed to revise the Texas Constitution. What was the result of the effort:
-All the amendments failed
In which system of government does the central government hold all the power:
In which system of government do the state hold all the governmental power:
A brief description of a federal system of government:
-A system of government in which power is shared by the central government and states
The 27th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was first introduced in 1787 by:
The concept that a person can be a citizen of the U.S. and Texas at the same time is referred to as:
The states have what role in amending the U.S. constitution :
-Constitutional amendments must be ratified by three-fourths of the states
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Which type of federalism assumes a clear legal separation between the powers of the national government and those of the states:
The working relationships of government within the...
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