VOTING. A right and a responsibility of citizenship. 18 years old U.S. Citizen State Resident Mentally Competent Not a convicted felon. VOTING: QUALIFICATIONS. Must register 29 days before the election at: DMV Registrar’s Office Mail in Application . VOTING: REGISTRATION.
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A right and a responsibility of citizenship.
Qualified citizens have a responsibility of stay informed about campaign issues and exercise their right to vote.
Organizations made up of people who share similar ideas about the way the country should be governed
Primaries- Elect Candidates
Conventions- Name CandidatesFUNTIONS AND PURPOSES OF POLICAL PARTIES
Left Center Right
Democrats Moderates Republicans
1963 - 1969
1977 - 1981
1913 to 1921
Andrew Jackson 1829–1837
Harry S. Truman 1945–1953
1961 - 1963
Ulysses S. Grant
Dwight D. Eisenhower
George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush
A person who avoids the extremes of either party
The American political system is dominated by the Democrats and the Republicans; but third parties play an important role.
Third parties play an important role in American politics.
Teddy Roosevelt- Progressive party
Which of the following is a key component in the definition of voting?
a. available only to members of political parties
b. a right and a responsibility
c. required by law
d. available only to members of the Electoral College
Which individual was a third-party candidate in the 1992 presidential election?
a. Ross Perot
b. George Wallace
c. George Bush
d. Bill Clinton
Which of the following applies to political parties?
a. began during the 20th Century
b. began during George Washington’s time
c. began during Abraham Lincoln’s time
d. are required by the Constitution
The two-party system in the United States means which of the following definitions?
a. only two political parties are allowed by law
b. every citizen must join two political parties
c. every citizen must join one of two political parties
d. there are only two major political parties
Political parties are organized at which of the following level(s)?
a. national and state levels
b. national level
c. local, state, and national levels
d. local and state levels
The President and the Vice President are elected by a majority vote in the Electoral College.
# of Senators
# of Representatives =
# of electoral votes in each stateELECTORAL COLLEGE
Why do we need electors?
Rising Campaign Costs
Lots of fund raising by candidates and parties
Gives an advantage to rich people
Limits opportunities to run for office.
Interest Groups have more power
Campaign Finance Reform
Rising campaign costs have led to efforts to reform campaign finance laws. Limits exist on the amount individuals may contribute to political candidates and campaigns.
Political Action Committees
Established to raise money to support an issue or candidate
A. 270 Electoral votes
B. the majority of the popular vote
C. a majority vote in the House of Representatives
D. All of the above
A. different candidates win the popular vote and the electoral vote
B. no candidate wins the majority in the Electoral College
C. the candidate with the most votes is already a member of congress
D. there is widespread electoral fraud
A. name-calling technique.
B. glittering generality technique.
C. plain-folks appeal.
D. card-stacking technique.
A. believe propaganda
B. evaluate sources of information
C. separate fact and opinion
D. detect bias
A. 21 years of age
B. US citizen and a resident of VA
C. passage of DMV test
D. pass a literacy test
A. Interest Groups
B. Political Parties
C. Political Action Committees
A. Organize to win elections
B. party Platforms
C. Appeal to the political center
D. Influence public opinion
A. prove that he or she can read, write, and speak English acceptably.
B. show that he or she believes in the principles of the U.S. Constitution.
C. prove that he or she knows something about U.S. history and government.
D. all of the above
A. Magna Carta.
B. the Constitution.
C. the Articles of Confederation.
D. the English Bill of Rights
A. listed in the Mayflower Compact.
B. one of the six goals of government stated in the Preamble.
C. the opening statement of the Declaration of Independence.
D. found in the Articles of Confederation.
A. government should be based on the consent of the governed.
B. majority rule can be overruled by presidential veto.
C. the Constitution should be easily amended.
D. the executive branch should be the most powerful branch.
A. It could be ratified by two thirds of the states.
B. The president could ratify the amendment.
C. Congress could ratify the amendment.
D. The amendment would not be added to the Constitution.
A. it can never become law.
B. Congress can override the veto with a two-thirds vote of both houses.
C. the proposed law is sent to state conventions for approval.
D. the Supreme Court has the power to pass the law anyway.
A. Help candidates win elections
B. Monitor the actions of officeholders
C. set party goals
D. Help citizens
A. freedom of speech.
B. the right to bear arms.
C. freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.
D. protection against self-incrimination.
A. it created a weak central government.
B. the national government had no power to tax.
C. it gave no power to enforce laws.
D. the states had little power.
A. establish courts.
B. borrow money.
C. punish lawbreakers.
D. coin money.
A. interpreting the meaning of a law
B. passing laws
C. overriding presidential vetoes
D. approving appointments of federal court judges
A. recruiting and nominating candidates
B. educating the public about campaign issues
C. monitoring the actions of office holders
D. nominating Supreme Court justices
A. by broadcasting the state of the union address
B. by criticizing the news coverage of other media sources
C. by organizing debates among leading entertainers.
D. by drawing attention to a particular issue and arousing public concern
A. want the government to provide public benefits to assist the poor.
B. want less government activity.
C. believe that public benefits should be provided by the private sector.
D. are typically backed by small farmers and the business community.
A. are not found in American politics.
B. typically revolve around a political personality.
C. receive a lot of attention from the media.
D. All of the above
A. organize to win elections.
B. influence public opinion
C. appeal to the political center to win majority support.
D. All of the above
A. win both the popular vote and the electoral vote.
B. win the popular vote.
C. receive 270 electoral votes
D. win the popular vote in the state of Florida
A. beautiful pictures to sell an idea.
B. words that sound good but have little meaning.
C. the faces of famous people to sway public opinion.
D. soothing music and subliminal messages to persuade people.
C. plain-folks appeal
D. glittering generalities
A. it is not convenient for most people to get to the polls.
B. most people are not registered to vote.
C. most people lack interest
D. most people do not prefer one candidate over another.
B. card stacking.
C. the bandwagon approach.
D. a plain-folks appeal.
A. equal to its total number of congressmembers.
B. equal to each of the other states.
C. equal to the number of its state legislators.
D. based on its voter turnout in previous elections.
A. organize to win elections.
B. raise money to pay for campaign expenses.
C. establish state qualifications for voting.
D. Reflect both liberal and conservative views
A. The candidate must next be confirmed by the Senate and the House of Representatives.
B. The candidate will become president.
C. The candidate will become president only with a majority of electoral college votes.
D. A runoff election must be held to determine the new president.
A. take a literacy test.
B. register to vote.
C. join a political party.
D. prove that you have completed high school.