seen often among people (especially youth) who feel their votes will not make a difference
The meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presidential ticket and write the party's platform.
Election in which voters choose the candidates from each party who will run in the general election
a series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs, and positions on election issues
organized group of people who want to control or influence govt. by winning elections, holding public office, and having laws and policies reflect their political beliefs.
The system used in electing the president and vice president, in which voters vote for electors pledged to cast their ballots for a particular party's candidates.
Political Action Committees; an organization formed to collect money and provide financial support for political candidates
winner take all
System in which the candidate with the majority of the popular vote in a state gets all the electoral votes
House of Representatives
Group that decides who will be president if no candidate has a majority of the electoral votes
New England state with the first presidential primary every four years; has great influence
people who are chosen by a political party to go to the convention to nominate the candidates
a method used to prevent African Americans from voting by requiring prospective voters to read and write at a specified level
a voting restriction that allowed any man to vote if he had an ancestor in the voting rolls in 1867
believes that the federal government should expand its role by actively promoting programs such as health care and equal opportunity
believes government power, particularly in the economy, should be limited in order to maximize individual freedom; supports a strong military
member of a political party associated with lower government spending but supports defense spending
member of a politcal party that supports increased taxes to pay for government programs like health care and education
one of the political parties in the United States; they favored a strong centralized government
The constitutional amendment adopted in 1920 that guarantees women the right to vote.
The constitutional amendment passed in 1964 that declared poll taxes void in federal elections.