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AP Gov Vocab - Interest Groups, Political Parties and Campaigns Test

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  1. Elite theory
  2. Independent
  3. Direct election
  4. Political Party
  5. Australian ballot
  1. a group of officeholders, candidates, activists, and voters that pursue common interests by gaining power in elections and exercising power through the legislative process
  2. b secret ballot printed at the expense of the state
  3. c election of an official directly by the people rather than by an intermediary group such as the Electoral College
  4. d one is not registered with a political party. Independent leaners tend to vote for candidates of one particular party, whereas pure independents have no consistent pattern of party voting
  5. e theory that upper class elites exercise great influence over public policy

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. established disclosure requirements, partial public funding of presidential candidates who met certain criteria and established the FEC (Federal Election Commission) to enforce the nation's election laws
  2. scheduling presidential primary elections early (e.g., February or March) in an election year.
  3. terms of office that have a definite length of time, e.g., two years for a member of the House
  4. campaign contributions donated directly to candidates
  5. Created FEC; Required disclosure of contributions and expenditures; provided limitations on contributions and presidential election expenditures; provided subsidies for presidential candidates

5 True/False Questions

  1. Voting Rights Act of 1965A state that does not consistently vote either Democratic or Republican in presidential elections


  2. Soft Moneycampaign contributions donated directly to candidates


  3. Direct primaryelection in which the people choose candidates for office


  4. Coattail effectthe influence of a popular presidential candidate on the election of congressional candidates of the same party


  5. Split Ticket votingredrawing of congressional district boundaries by the party in power of the state legislature


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