- Describe the history of Texas as a one-party state. Which party dominated Texas politics, and what are the historical origins behind this dominance? What were some of the ramifications of one-party rule? What caused the rise of a two-party system in Texas?
- Discuss and explain at least four reasons why Texas voter turnout is so low. What can be done to increase voter participation?
- Not all interests are equally represented in Texas politics. Describe which interest groups have the most political clout and why? What are some interests that are not well represented in Texas, and why is this the case? What have been some practical effects of these differences in lobbying power?
Why is Texas’s lieutenant governor considered the most powerful politician in the state? Be specific.