Ch 63: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Political Science Concepts & Terms

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Let us help you refresh your understanding of vital concepts and important terms related to government and political science. These video lessons and quizzes will help you tackle these types of questions on the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Political Science Concepts & Terms - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's video lessons to review important terms, principles and theories of government. You'll be ready for OAE - Integrated Social Studies exam questions on the following topics:

  • Principles of U.S. government
  • Examples of inherent powers
  • Rules of construction in law
  • Executive privilege
  • Motives for political patronage
  • Enumerated powers
  • How political culture and public opinion are related
  • Social contract theory and political socialization

These lessons are available anytime, on a computer or mobile device. They are taught by experts who know how to make learning fun while explaining concepts you may see again on the exam. If you have additional questions, the instructors are happy for you to contact them for help.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Political Science Concepts & Terms Chapter Objectives

Ohio requires passing the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam as a condition for certification to teach the subject in grades 7-12. The exam covers geography, world and U.S. history, government and economics. Questions on topics covered in the Political Science Concepts & Terms chapter are in the exam's section on government. This section makes up 19% of the exam's total scoring.

All exam questions are multiple choice, as are the quizzes that accompany each of our video lessons. You can assess your knowledge of the subject through these short quizzes as well as get experience answering questions in a format like you'll encounter on exam day.

12 Lessons in Chapter 63: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Political Science Concepts & Terms
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The Core Principles of American Government

1. The Core Principles of American Government

In this lesson, we will examine a few of the core principles of American government. We will pay special attention to the ideas of popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism.

Inherent Powers: Definition & Examples

2. Inherent Powers: Definition & Examples

Inherent powers are those powers that Congress and the president need in order to get the job done right. Although not specified in the Constitution, they are reasonable powers that are a logical part of the powers delegated to Congress and the president.

Rules of Construction and Interpretation in Law

3. Rules of Construction and Interpretation in Law

Sometimes a contract dispute will end up in court. A court must examine and interpret the contract in order to determine what the parties intended. This lesson explores how courts determine the parties' intent.

Executive Privilege: Definition & Examples

4. Executive Privilege: Definition & Examples

This lesson will discuss executive privilege. You will learn what executive privilege is, where its authority comes from, and better understand executive privilege through examples of its use from history and today.

Political Patronage: Definition, Motives & Example

5. Political Patronage: Definition, Motives & Example

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of political patronage, as well as why it can be difficult to identify, what its actually used for, and how it influences political systems.

What is an Injunction? - Definition, Types, Process & Example

6. What is an Injunction? - Definition, Types, Process & Example

After completing this lesson, you will know what constitutes an injunction. Additionally, you will understand the different kinds of injunctions, as well as the general requirements and procedures for obtaining an injunction. Finally, you will review an example of this legal process.

Sovereignty in World Politics

7. Sovereignty in World Politics

The primary players in international politics are sovereign states. In this lesson, you'll learn about the concept of state sovereignty in the international system and related concepts. You'll also have an opportunity to take a short quiz.

Enumerated Powers: Definition & Examples

8. Enumerated Powers: Definition & Examples

The powers of the federal government that are specifically described in the Constitution are sometimes called 'delegated' or 'expressed powers,' but most often they are known as 'enumerated powers,' and they describe how a central government with three distinct branches can operate effectively.

Implied Powers of Congress: Definition & Examples

9. Implied Powers of Congress: Definition & Examples

Congress' powers are listed in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, but what about the powers that aren't listed? The implied powers of Congress might be more important than its expressed powers, but they're harder to nail down and identify. In this lesson, we'll figure that out.

The Relationship Between Political Culture and Public Opinion

10. The Relationship Between Political Culture and Public Opinion

Politicians are always trying to take the pulse of public opinion, either to follow it or to try to change it. In this lesson, you'll learn about public opinion and its relation to political culture. A short quiz follows.

What is Political Socialization?

11. What is Political Socialization?

Political socialization is the process by which people form their ideas about politics. This lesson explains political socialization and discusses the means through which Americans form their political values.

Social Contract Theory: Definition & Examples

12. Social Contract Theory: Definition & Examples

Since the beginning of human civilization, social contracts have helped structure how people and governments worked together. Learn about social contract theory and what some important thinkers from the 1600s onward had to say about it.

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