Name_________________________________________________________Period__________ Participation in Government Review Sheet – Quarterly Exam #1 Completion counts as a QUIZ grade Directions: Students should be able to define, describe and/or explain the importance of the following terms and concepts: I. Foundations of American Democracy Types of Governments Democracy Republic Totalitarian Dictatorship Monarchy Role of citizen in a democracy (civic virtue) Declaration of Independence –when, why? Natural rights Social contract United States Constitution –when, why? Preamble to the Constitution—what is it for? Great Compromise Purpose of Amendments What are the requirements for amending the Constitution? II. Principles of American Government Separation of Powers Executive Branch: requirements to run for President Roles or “Hats” of the President: Chief Executive Chief Legislator: does the president write and pass the laws? Commander in Chief Chief of State Appointment of Judges Presidential Cabinet Legislative Branch + Role Judicial Branch + Role Marbury vs Madison Checks and Balances Examples of one branch “checking” the others Federalism Delegated Powers Examples of Delegated Powers Reserved Powers Examples of Reserved Powers Concurrent Powers Examples of Concurrent Powers III Elections Roles of political parties Electoral College System Reasons for creating Electoral College system Determination of votes per state Criticisms of the system Voting Qualifications – what are they and who determines?