Study Guide (revised, 10/26/04, 4pm.)
(3:25 class, see bottom for chapter 11 and chapter 15)
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Tuesday, March 6th 2001, there was a city election in the
A1. On what level of government was the election?
A2. What is an incumbent?
A3. Who was the incumbent for mayor?
A4. Who were the two incumbents for city council?
A5. Which of them ran for mayor?
A6. By running for mayor, what was guaranteed among the council seats?
A7. How many mayoral
races have there been in
A8. What does WASP stand for?
A9. How many mayoral candidates were WASPs?
A10. How many minorities?
B. Of the
candidates, there was one woman, Honorable Helen Kawagoe, who had what is called a “free ride.” She had been the city clerk for the city of
B1. How many of mayoral candidates were women?
B2. What was her
B3. What happens to a candidate with a “free ride” if the candidate loses the election?
C. The election
C1. What was the process for elections before the change? How was the council elected? Was the mayor elected?
C2. Is the mayor any higher authoritatively than the rest of the council? If so, in what ways?
D. Like most
city elections, the elections in
D1. Is it a partisan election?
D2. What is meant by nonpartisan?
D3. What is the
deciding rule for elections in
D4. Define plurality.
E. The city
E1. The city council serves under which branch(es) of government?
E2. What are the two roles the council plays in city government?
E3. How many terms had Sweeney previously served on the council?
E4. Did Sweeney decide to switch branches by running for mayor?
F.Sweeney won the race for mayor
with 43.1% of the vote with a total election voter turnout of 33.9% of the
registered voters in
F1. What percentage of the votes did Sweeney receive?
F2. What was the voter turnout?
F3. Which councilmembers pushed people to register to vote and to vote on election day?
F4. After his win, Sweeney was the first to hold what position?
F5. Who was the first elected mayor of Carson?
3:25 RESEARCH (25 points toward A, B, C)
Last revised Oct. 26, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
To be written in blue or black ink on one notebook paper IN CLASS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2O04 along with the online chapter 11 exam (see green items below). Your goal is to show off your knowledge based on your preparation. No notes allowed. CHOOSE ONLY #1, 2, 3, or 4 BELOW TO write as much as possible
WRITE ONE CONTINUOUS ESSAY WITH AS MANY PARAGRAPHS AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT HEADINGS OR SUBHEADINGS.
1) Predicting the
2) City of
A) Carson Study Guide—see above
C) Carson demographics: sex, age, race, ethnicity from the 2000 U.S. Census
D) Carson Candidates appearing at LAHC 10/21/04 with websites, if available, + sites you
Steve Mozena: www.Mozena.com
Joe Martinez : www.VOTEJOEMARTINEZ@YAHOO.COM
Rita Boggs: www.RITABOGGS.com
E) Campaign communications including handouts, mailers, slate cards, posters, billboards,
F) Endorsements from incumbents and others
3) Any one (or two for 1A + 65 or 60+62 or 68+70) November 2, 2004
state proposition or
a) Describe the present situation (this would continue if a majority of
the voters choose “NO”
b) Describe the change that will occur if a majority of the voters
c) Arguments of those urging a YES vote
d) Arguments of those urging a NO vote
e) Parties, interest groups, media and incumbents and other
individuals urging a YES vote
f) Parties, interest groups, media and incumbents and other
individuals urging a NO vote
g) Your prediction of the November 2 outcome (and your preference
if you wish to give it)
h) Your memory of campaign materials—mailers, slate cards, posters,
billboards, television images and words, telephone calls . . . .
Use these websites or links directly from them—DON’T USE SEARCH ENGINES
If you have more time: http://www.igs.berkeley.edu/library/htPropsIndex.html
If you have even more time http://www.calvoter.com/voter/elections/2004/props/index.html
4) Describe your relationship, based on interest, activity, thought or knowledge with the November, 2004 election, including your communications with others people about the any aspect of what you thought, saw, heard or did in connection with any aspect of the election.
1) Any mention of pres. by name First:
a) limits on the president General Foreign Policy
b) powers of the president Study Guide—click here
2) Foreign policy—click here Second:
3) Bureaucracy (cabinet and EOP) Clickable President’s