GOV Exam 1 (True/False Section)

GOV Exam 1 (True/False Section)

Texas political culture is best described as moralistic
False: Traditionalistic and Individualistic
Politics in Texas has been defined by the almost-equal political popularity of both the Democrats and Republicans
False: only recently has it become Republican
Provincialism has been defining pattern of Texas political culture
True
Throughout its, history business interests have dominated Texan political culture
True
Houston is located in the Gulf Coastal Plains region
True
dallas is located in the Basin and Range Providence
False: Interior Lowlands
Oil is the primary industry in Texas during the 19th century
False: the 20th century
Agriculture accounts for 35% of the contemporary Texan workforce
False
Oil was first discovered in West Texas in 1842
False: in the East 1901
Oil production remains the primary driving force of exports from the Texas economy
True
The high-tech economy of Texas emerged during the 1920’s
False:1980’s
People of Hispanic origin make up over 30 precent of the population in Texas
True
On average, Texans are younger than the rest of the United States population
True
The largest city in Texas is San Antonio
False: Houston
Many conservatives believe that American are overtaxed and overegulated by the federal government
True
Under that Articles of Confederation, states played a primary role in governing American, while the national government had very limited powers
True
During the Nullification Crisis of 1833, South Carolina and several northern states attempted to nullify key positions of FDR’s New Deal
False
The tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents state governments from imposing “cruel and unusual punishments”
False
Replacing the Articles of Confederation in 1787, the new U.S. Constitution allowed both the federal government and state governments to retain significant measures of sovergnity
True
The Great Depression of 1929 was the catalyst that led many Americans to support the New Deal
True
New Federalism was President Richard Nixon’s attempt to give individual states greater control over how they spent federal money
True
Unfunded mandates requiring states to meet federal guidelines without financial support are associated with coercive federalism
True
Unfunded mandates infringe upon state sovergnity
True
One advantage that a federal system has over a highly centralized government is that it allows states to experiment with ways to improve public policy
True
Questions of slavery was an important subject of congressional debate prior to Texas’ annexation
True
Edward House, a prominent Texan and important ally of Woodrow Wilson, helped pass many progressive polices know as New Freedom
True
Because of single party dominate, texas’ members of Congress easily built up seniority and were quite powerful during the Wilson era
False
The League of Nation was created during FDR’s presidency as part of the New Deal
False: Woodrow Wilson
As revealed in his recent book and campaign speeches, Governor Rick Perry is an outspoken supporter of a strong centralized federal government
False
The state of Texas has had three constitutions in the course of its history
False: 6
The Texas Constitution created a unicameral legislature
False: bicameral
Controversy about admitting a new slave state held up the annexation of Texas into the United States for nine years
True
Sam Houston was the major author of the current Texas Constitution
True
The Constitution of 1866 did not exclude former secessionists from voting
True
The Texas Constitution of 1869 was written by members of the Republican party, including ten African Americans
True
Urban business interest had the greatest role in writing the Texas Constitution of 1876
False
The Texas Constitution of 1876 was designed to limit the power of government, especially of the governor’s office
True
Texas has a bill of rights containing more liberties than those found in the U.S. Bill of Rights
True
The Texas Constitution created plural executives, consisting of multiple elected officers
True
The Texas Constitution creates two top appellate courts, one for civil cases and one for criminal cases
True
The Texas Constitution makes no requirements for the establishment and upkeep of a public school system
False
Under the Texas Constitution, it is unconstitutional to impeach elected officeholders
False
There have been no serious attempts in recent years to change the Texas Constitution
False
The current Texas Constitution has been amended more than four times
True: 400+