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5 Matching questions

  1. Ideologues
  2. Political Socialization
  3. Interest groups
  4. Reagan Dem. to Rep.
  5. Major Influences on public opinion
  1. a family, peer group, schools, media
  2. b -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. c the process through which a young person acquires political orientations as the grow up, based on inputs from parents, teachers, the media, and friends, lasts from cradle to the grave
  4. d focus on narrow amount of issues, groups interests into a coalition
  5. e individuals who think in ideological terms when voting(smallest group), more activists in this group

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. -campaign resources
    -prospects for winning early, caucuses and primaries
  2. parties run lots of candidates for seats.. they get seats proportional to the percent of the votes they get.
  3. the distribution of the population's beliefs about politics and policy issues
  4. The gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. 1st theory of interest group politics(1960's) negative assessment. elite theory.
    -developed by mcConnell, Lindblom
    -excessive responsiveness to a dominant interest
    -pac-political action committees
    -money speaks, contributes more money to campaigns
    -gov must be sensitive to the business views bc they control jobs


  2. federal election campaign act of 1974-elected by electoral college
    -less ideology, more moderate


  3. Elements of liberalism-beliefs and values of the past needs to be conserved and passed on to next generation
    -central government is unique, no one else can hold that power
    -enormous power=corruption
    -suspicious of central govt., like state and local power
    -economy can fix itself
    -more inclined to emphasize liberty


  4. 1st threat to reasonsincerely follow reason, but are short sighted, particular veiws. do not have complete valid knowledge.


  5. 2nd theory of interest group politicsfocus on narrow amount of issues, groups interests into a coalition


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