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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. caucuses
  2. 2nd threat to reason
  3. public financing
  4. Classic Liberalism
  5. District plan
  1. a meetings where registered voters go to a place and discuss and debate. then they vote, sometimes they move apart to vote sometimes they dont.
  2. b those who put passion before reason, and does not listen to other's reason
  3. c 17th&18th century political thinkers (closer to conservative liberalism
  4. d taken up by 2 states, maine and nebraska,
    each state the congressional districts vote and the overall winner gains 2 votes automatically. then each candidate receives votes by district.
  5. e dem and rep gets government money upfront, any others actually have to wait till the end of the election and must get 5% of the popular vote to get compensation.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. -Created Federal Election Commission (FEC)
    -requires disclosure (reporting)
    -limits contributions of individuals (1,000/candidate)
    and PACs (5,000/candidate)
    -provides federal funds to pres candidates
    -limits expenditures (pres only)
    -overthrown in 1976 by Buckley v. Valeo
  2. -Family and friends were mostly rep.
    -they would debate, listened to their arguments for years
    -his new deal liberalism was impeded by parents and other things
    -finally identified with rep. in name only
    -brothers left dem as well
    -Remember rep family and friends were always spirited and animated in debates
    -Reagean was civil during debate
  3. sincerely follow reason, but are short sighted, particular veiws. do not have complete valid knowledge.
  4. govt. agency, interest groups, and congressional committees. who all end up working in self interest. most people want interest groups to be happy to get bigger budgets
  5. Voting simply on the personalities of the candidate or the party, no ideological views or knowledge what so ever

5 True/False questions

  1. blanket primarieselections to set party nominees in which only people who have registered in advance with the party can vote for that parties candidates thus encouraging greater party loyalty.


  2. open primarieselections to select party nominees in which voters are presented with a list of candidates from all the parties. voters can then select some democrats and some republicans if they like.


  3. Nature of the Timesmore inclined to have an ideology, campaigns for cities, recruits candidates


  4. 1st theory of interest group politics1970's by Lowi. Hyper pluralist theory
    -there are to many interest groups (many groups being formed in '70s
    -iron triangle


  5. party realignmentThe displacement of the majority party by the minority party. usually during a critical election period.


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