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                             After completing study of 14th edition, Carney, chap. 4, pages 36-40, the student will be able to:

 

A.  Explain the features of California’s geography and population compared with the geography

      and population of other states (Carney, pp. 36  top, and 74 map)

A1.    What is the most populated state? (lecture)

A2.    What has the fastest growing state? (lecture)

A3.    Which ocean provides the California coastline? (Carney p. 36 top)

A4.    Which two U.S. states have the largest land area? (Carney p. 36 top)

A5.    Which U.S. state has the third largest land area? (Carney p. 36 top)

A6.    The Central Valley [also called the Great Valley or the San Joaquin Valley, the richest

           agricultural area in the U.S., is located in what state? (Carney pp. 36 top and 37 map)

A7.    What is the most urban state in the U.S.? (Carney p. 36 top)

 

C.  Describe the role of specific demographic groups in California using Carney (and the “Demographic Voting Loyalties" chart in the stapled sheets for items marked with an asterisk (*).

 C18.   Which was the first state to have two women U.S. Senators? (Carney p. 38 top)

 C19.   Were Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in Northern California? (Carney p. 36 end)

 C20.   Were Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in Southern California? (Carney p. 36 end)

 C21.   Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live along the California coast? (Carney p. 36 end)

 C22.   Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in the inland areas of California coast?

           (Carney p. 36 end)

*C23.   Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in California’s big cities? (Carney p. 36 end)

*C24.   Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in California’s suburbs? (Carney p. 36 end)

*C25.   Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in California’s rural areas? (Carney p. 36 end)

*C26.   Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in California’s urban areas? (Carney p. 36 end) 

 

13TH  & 14th Editions Carney, student learning outcomes & study guide (6.PA26) 

California political parties, cARNEY Chapter 6 (page  4--EXCERPT)

 

E.    Explain the issues most likely to be favored by California Democrats and/or California

        Republicans [GOP] (Carney p. 47 center)
 

E1.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor business regulation? (Carney p. 47 center)

E2.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor labor unions? (Carney p. 47 center)

E3.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor affirmative action? (Carney p. 47 center)

E4.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor gun control? (Carney p. 47 center)

E5.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor pro-choice positions on abortion? (Carney p. 47 center)

E6.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor pro-life positions on abortion? (Carney p. 47 center)

E7.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor gun owner’s rights? (Carney p. 47 center)

E8.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely oppose affirmative action? (Carney p. 47 center)

E9.    Do Democrats, Republicans or both support public education in California? (Carney p. 47 end)

E10.  Do Democrats, Republicans, both or neither want more government services? (Carney p. 47 end)

E11.  Do Democrats, Republicans, both or neither want to pay more taxes to government? (Carney p. 47 end)

  

F.      Identify the party preferences of CA ethnic (racial), age, gender and income demographic groups
 

F1.    In California about 90% of what ethnic (racial) group vote for Democrats? (Carney p. 47 end)

F2.    In California which ethnic (racial) group votes about 50% for each major party? (Carney p. 47 end)

F3.    In California for which party do Latinos most often vote? (Carney p. 47 end)

F4.    In California for which party do Asians most often vote? (Carney p. 47 end)

F5.    In California for which party do women tend to vote? (Carney p. 47 end)

F6.    In California for which party do young people tend to vote? (Carney p. 47 end)

F7.    In California for which party do middle aged people tend to vote? (Carney p. 47 end)

F8.    What age group in California is least likely to favor Democrats? (Carney p. 47 end)

F9.    Californians with at the highest income level tend to vote for what party? (Carney 47 end)

F10.  Californians who are financially poor tend to vote for what party? (Carney p. 47 end)

F11.  Californians who are middle class tend to vote for what party? (Carney p. 47 end)

 

14TH Edition, Carney, student learning outcomes and study guide (104.9--excerpt)

California local Government AND PROPOSITION 13 (E--EXCERPT)

 

After completing this section of study of 14th edition Carney, chapter 10, pages 73-75

and chapter 5, pages 42 top-43 top the student will be able to:

 

D. Explain the financial relationship between California and its local governments, how it was affected

by Proposition 13, and whether it changed under Governor Schwarzenegger. (Carney,  pp. 73 top , 75 top)

D1. Did the state of California loot its local government budgets? (p. 73 center)

D2. Did Proposition 13 cause local governments budgets to be overstretched? (p. 73 center)

D3. Proposition 13 denied local governments funds from ___________ taxes. (p. 73 center)

D4. Did Proposition 1A, supported by Governor Schwarzenegger, aim to reduce or increase the

        looting of the budgets of local governments budgets? (p. 75 top)

D5. Proposition 1A does not stop California from taking local funds in any real __________. (p. 75 top)

 

H. Explain the purpose, justification for and effects of Proposition 13.  (Carney, p. 42 top)

H1.  Which three kinds of governments depended on property tax? (p. 42 center)

H2.  Before Proposition 13, inflation caused tax assessments of real estate values--and therefore,

H3.  Before Proposition 13 massive increases in real estate values caused huge __________ in

         property taxes. (p. 42 center)

H4.  Do owners of homes or do owners of commercial property receive most tax relief

         under Proposition 13? (p. 42 end)

H5.  Do owners of homes or do owners of income property receive most tax relief

         under Proposition 13? (p. 42 end)

 

J. Explain the effects of Proposition 13, which part of government has the power to

change Proposition 13, and if it is likely to change (Carney, p. 41 end – 44 top)

 J1.  Do most homeowners support or oppose changing Proposition 13? (p. 42 end)

 J2.  Has the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Proposition 13? (p. 43 top)

 J3.  Did the U.S. Supreme Court uphold or overturn Proposition 13? (p. 43 top)

 J4.  Does the legislature of California have the power to change Proposition 13? (p. 43 top)

 J5.  Is the legislature of California likely to eliminate or change Proposition 13? (p. 43 top)

 J6.  Has the ability of local governments to raise funds for health and human services been

        reduced or increased since Proposition 13 became effective? (p. 44 center)

 J7.  _________ California governments spend funds on education, health and welfare. (p. 44 center)

 J8.  Before Proposition 13, _________ taxes raised funds for education, health and welfare (p. 44 center)

 J9.  Proposition 13 limited local __________ (p. 44 center)

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