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The debate over ___ provokes questions about whether we need more direct participation to promote political equality and a vibrant 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
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
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
__ 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
when income and education are taken into account, Latinos and African American vote at
the same rate or slightly higher than white ethnics
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
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
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