Tex Gov 1

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Traditionalistic political cultures, according to Daniel Elazar, are typically found in the…
South, reflecting the values of the slave plantation economy and its successor, the Jim Crow era.
Political culture is a term used to describe…
The preservation tradition and the existing social order.
What is the best description of Texas political culture?
Low taxes, minimal social services, and political elites have a major say in politics.
By ______, all major statewide elected offices in Texas were controlled by Republicans.
2002
Provincialism is best defined as…
A narrow view of the world that is often associated with rural values and Jeffersonian notions of limited goverment.
Which group has traditionally dominated the political culture of Texas?
Democratic Party
Big Bend is found in what region of Texas?
Basin and Range Province
The term creative destruction refers to the process by which…
Capitalism was an economic system that underwent periodic waves of transformation fueled by technological innovations in production and distrobution
______ is the system, common in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, by which farmers would be lent land and equipment in exchange for part of the profits.
Crop-lien
Who led the Grange and Populist movements of the late nineteenth century?
Tenant farmers and sharecroppers
When in Texas history did cattle become big business?
After the Civil War
What historic and profitble event occurred at Spindletop, Texas?
The discovery of a booming oil field
______ was the chief economic product of Texas during the early twentieth century.
Oil
The regulation of oil and energy in Texas is performed by
Texas Railroad Commission
What year was the NAFTA agreement signed?
1992
NAFTA established trade between what countries?
The United States, Canada, and Mexico
In 1944, the Supreme Court case Smith v. Allwright ended…
Black students being barred from graduate and professional schools.
What was Stephen F. Austin’s role in the development of Texas?
The Spanish granted the Austin’s large land grants to encourage more Americans to immigrate over to populate the more underdeveloped areas of Texas
Dallas developed in the late nineteenth century as a result of
White-collar business culture focusing on oil financing.
The economy of San Antonio rests on what?
National military bases, educational institutions, tourism, and a large medial complex
Politics in Texas has been defined by…
A one Party State
Provincialism has been a…
fading defining feature of political culture
Throughout its history, business interests have dominated…
Texan political culture.
Houston is located where?
Gulf Coastal Plains region.
___ was the primary industry in Texas during the nineteenth century.
Cotton
Agriculture accounts for ___ percent of the contemporary Texan workforce.
15
Oil was first discovered in West Texas in…
1921
The high-tech economy of Texas emerged during the…
1990’s
________remains the primary driving force of the Texas economy.
Oil Production
NAFTA has created a free-trade market throughout…
North America
Dallas is located in the…
Interior Lowlands
People of Hispanic origin make up over ___ of the population of Texas today.
37 Percent
On average, Texans are ___ than the rest of the United States.
Younger
The largest city in Texas is…
Houston
Texas political culture is best described as…
Traditionalistic Individualistic
The system of distributing powers between states and a central government is called…
Federalism
The supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution states that…
The Constitution and laws passes by the national government and all treaties are the supreme law of the land and superior to all laws adopted by any state or and subdivision.
What is the most important difference between the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions?
Necessary and proper clause
What is the definition of a confederation?
An organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance or league.
Texas became an independent republic in ______ and became part of the United States in ______.
1836; 1845
The main problem that stalled the admission of Texas into the United States was…
That if it would or wouldn’t be a slave state
The Texas Constitution of 1869 was created…
To limit the powers of the active governor
In what year was Texas’s current constitution ratified?
1876
Who made up the Grange, and what effect did they have on the writing of the Texas constitution?
Militant farmers, they wanted a say in the constitution and a basis of support for the little man
Which principle of government is the key to understanding the drafting of the Texas Constitution of 1876?

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