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THIS. IS. Jeopardy. Your. With. Host. Ms Herring. Jeopardy. Elections and campaigns. Political Parties. More on Elections. Mixed Bag. Interest Groups. Minor Parties. 100. 100. 100. 100. 100. 100. 200. 200. 200. 200. 200. 200. 300. 300. 300. 300. 300. 300. 400.

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THIS

IS

Jeopardy


Your

With

Host...

Ms Herring


Jeopardy

Elections and

campaigns

Political Parties

More on Elections

Mixed Bag

Interest

Groups

Minor Parties

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This type of voter is evidence of the weakening of political parties and will vote for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election.

A 100


What is a split-ticket voter? parties and will vote for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election.

A 100


This is the type of election that signifies a sharp, parties and will vote for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election.lasting shift in party identification occurs from one major party to the other.

A 200


What is a critical election (realignment)? parties and will vote for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election.

A 200


This is where delegates from each party in each state are sent to in order to nominate a presidential candidate.

A 300


What is a national convention? sent to in order to nominate a presidential candidate.

A 300



What is a primary election or caucus? convention to cast votes.

A 400



What is 1.) selecting the presidential nominee, 2.) the announcement of the Vice President running mate and 3.) the presentation of the party platform?

A 500


This practice creates unusually shaped districts in order to unfairly influence elections by benefitting one party over another.

B 100


What is gerrymandering? unfairly influence elections by benefitting one party over another.

B 100


This is an unfair situation where a citizen’s vote in a smaller district can be worth twice as much as a vote in the larger district.

B 200


What is malapportionment? smaller district can be worth twice as much as a vote in the larger district.

B 200


This type of individual wins 95% of the time, often with over 60% of the vote in a typical House race.

B 300


What is an incumbent? over 60% of the vote in a typical House race.

B 300


This is the term used to describe the unlimited funds given to a political party that do not have to be reported to the Federal Elections Commission.

B 400


What is soft money? to a political party that do not have to be reported to the Federal Elections Commission.

B 400


This has happened in the early 1970s, after the 2000 election and in 2002 in order to make elections more fair.

B 500


What is campaign finance reform? election and in 2002 in order to make elections more fair.

B 500


These groups raise money for special interest groups and funnel hard and soft money to the political parties and candidates.

C 100


What is a PAC (political action committee)? funnel hard and soft money to the political parties and candidates.

C 100


This activity was once seen as corrupt but is now and accepted way for individuals to attempt to influence public policy.

C 200


What is to lobby? accepted way for individuals to attempt to influence public policy.

C 200


The single most important tactic of a lobbyist. accepted way for individuals to attempt to influence public policy.

C 300


What is supplying credible information? accepted way for individuals to attempt to influence public policy.

C 300


DAILY DOUBLE accepted way for individuals to attempt to influence public policy.

DAILY DOUBLE

Place A Wager

C 400


These are activities intended to assist a specific candidate for office which is made without their cooperation, approval, or direct knowledge (most commonly this takes the form of advertising).

C 400


What are independent expenditures? for office which is made without their cooperation, approval, or direct knowledge (most commonly this takes the form of advertising).

C 400


List four activities that interest groups engage in. for office which is made without their cooperation, approval, or direct knowledge (most commonly this takes the form of advertising).

C 500


What is to for office which is made without their cooperation, approval, or direct knowledge (most commonly this takes the form of advertising).1) generate dramatic newspaper headlines 2) mobilize a big letter writing campaign 3) stage a protest demonstration, 4) file a suit in Federal Court, 5) supply credible information to key legislators 6) testifying in congressional hearings 7) making contributions to PACs, 8) taking congressmen to dinner (now restricted) 9) working on campaigns 10) endorsing candidates

C 500


This type of party has only one main focus. for office which is made without their cooperation, approval, or direct knowledge (most commonly this takes the form of advertising).

D 100


What is a single-issue party. for office which is made without their cooperation, approval, or direct knowledge (most commonly this takes the form of advertising).

D 100



What is spoiler? Presidential election.

D 200


This was the candidate that was blamed for influencing the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election.

D 300


Who was Ralph Nader? outcome of the 2000 Presidential election.

D 300



What is being an innovator, bringing new ideas to the forefront, pushing the envelope, tackling controversial issues?

D 400



What is : system.

1). Historical basis

2.) tradition

3.) electoral rules- winner-take-all, single member districts, plurality winners

4.) ideological moderation/closeness of Americans

D 500


This effect can help the President’s party win elections when he has high approval ratings.

E 100


What are the presidential coattails? when he has high approval ratings.

E 100


In this type of primary, voters may pick one candidate for each office without regard to party affiliation.

E 200


What is a free-love or blanket primary? each office without regard to party affiliation.

E 200


This is the difference between a person who votes in a primary and one who only votes in general elections.

E 300


What is being more partisan, extreme (more liberal or conservative than the general population)?

E 300


These are the 3 faces of the party. conservative than the general population)?

E 400


What is the conservative than the general population)?

party in the electorate

party organization

party officeholders?

E 400


List at least 4 sources of campaign contributions. conservative than the general population)?

E 500


  • What are conservative than the general population)?

  • Small donors (individuals)

  • Wealthy donors (individuals)

  • The candidates themselves

  • Political Action Committees

  • Fundraising events

  • Temporary organizations (527s)

  • Public monies/financing (for Presidential campaigns only!)

E 500



What is 1/3? years.

F 100



What is the state legislatures? reapportionment.

F 200



What is grassroots? people.

F 300


This Supreme Court Case allowed candidates to spend as much of their own money on their campaigns as an expression of free speech.

F 400


What is Buckley v Valeo? of their own money on their campaigns as an expression of free speech.

F 400


List 3 limitations set by law regarding Gerrymandering. of their own money on their campaigns as an expression of free speech.

F 500


1.) Must not be a racial gerrymander of their own money on their campaigns as an expression of free speech.

2.) must have a contiguous border

3.) must be of approximately same size (population)

4.) must not dilute minority vote

5.) must be compact in size

6.) must not split up a traditional community of interest

F 500


The Final Jeopardy Category is: of their own money on their campaigns as an expression of free speech.

“critical elections”

Please record your wager.

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Name at least two major historical party realignments: of their own money on their campaigns as an expression of free speech.

You must list the precipitating event/conditions

And

Which party gained new members

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What were: of their own money on their campaigns as an expression of free speech.

Slavery-

Republican party created in support of abolition….Republican party took voters from Democratic party over this issue

The Great Depression-

Economic hardship caused many Republicans to switch to Democratic party in support of government safety net programs

* Remember that realignments signify a permanent shift of party loyalties

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Thank You for Playing Jeopardy! of their own money on their campaigns as an expression of free speech.

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