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Chapter 8

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Which group is most likely to vote for Republican candidates?
Whites
Voter turnout in the US is
significantly less than most other Western democracies
Which is not an obstacle to voting in the US?
vote by mail
Which group is the least likely to vote?
young adults
American women got the right to vote in
1920
Americans are taught to equate citizenship with
voting
African American voting rates increased substantially
after the 1965 voting rights act was passed
The debate over ___ provokes questions about whether we need more direct participation to promote political equality and a vibrant democracy.
Checkbook democracy
What tendency of Americans did the nineteenth-century writer Alexis de Tocqueville identify as distinctive of our democratic culture?
The tendency to form associations
The phenomenon called the 'gender gap' refers to the fact that
women are more likely to vote for Democrats than men are
Citizens who engage in letter writing, signing petitions, and other forms of political activity, usually focus their efforts on
the local level and the state level
____ is the strategy by which organized interests seek to influence the passage of legislation by exerting direct pressure on members of the legislature
lobbying
After Hurricane Katrina, President Bush's approval rating among blacks
was only at 2 percent
Registration requirements were instituted in the early twentieth century
to make voting more difficult, to reduce multiple voting and other corruption, as well as to reduce lower-class voting
in general, voter turnout over the last 50 years has
declined
which of the following is most likely to vote?
a 70 year old middle class retired person
what was the effect of the motor voter registration act in the first Presidential election after it passed?
voter registration rose, but voter turnout did not
approximately what percentage of senators and representatives in the us congress are women?
16%
__ is an organization that connects people to politics, such as a political party, or to a governmental organization, such as the Congress
the political institution
As americans are becoming more education, we are seeing
an overall tendency for political participation to decline
checkbook democracy arises when
there is a decline in polit. participation, fund raising becomes the most important task for political organizations, participation levels take on an unequal economic bias
for many years, analysts have referred to the __ vote as the "sleeping giant," because this is such a large group with relatively low levels of participation
latino
when income and education are taken into account, Latinos and African American vote at
the same rate or slightly higher than white ethnics
in the united states, voter participation by the unemployed is
very low
in terms of mobilizing their constituents, political parties
are beginning to reemphasize direct voter mobilization
participation that involves assembling crowds to confront a gov't or other official organization is considered
protests
the constitution was amended to allow women the right to vote in all public elections in
1920
over the years, the power of labor leaders and machine politicians has
declined
which country has higher voter turnout than the us
mexico, germany, italy
voting qualifications are determined by the
states, subject to certain federal rules and limits
voter turnout is highest for which level of government?
national elections
which of the following does not reduce voter turnout in the US today?
poll taxes
registering to vote in the US is
harder than in Europe
the most recent expansion of the suffrage in the US took place in 1971, when the
voting age was reduced from twenty-one to eighteen
why do some argue that the secession of the rich from public institutions is weakening democracy?
because by not participating in public institutions, the rich don't have a stake in what happens to them