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Govt Quiz 3
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The very small percentage of citizens who become informed on public issues and who actively advocate their positions and attempt to bring about change are known as
There is no such thing as _________ public opinion.
Which of the following has been true of U.S. politics since 1968?
Southern whites have largely changed their party allegiance from the Democrats to the Republicans.
The government regulates political commercials, especially negative ads. T/F
What is an unconventional method of participation?
"Soft money" refers to:
money contributed to a political party
In U.S. history, all of the following have been barriers to voting at one time or another except
Who wrote The Social Contract in 1762
One example which creates a barrier to political participation, especially for people with lower socio-economic status is
strict voter registration rules
Who wrote Democracy in America?
Alexis de Tocqueville
Social movements seek to do what? while interest groups are often narrowly defined and issue-oriented
transform the American political system
Which political party was dominant from the mid/late 1800s until the Great Depression?
PAC stands for
political action committee
What did the decision in Citizens United v FEC do?
Overruled parts of BCRA and stated that corporations could spend any amount of money on political messages
The accuracy and reliability of poll data are measured by
the margin of error and degree of confidence
US citizens who were also American Communist Party members were not protected by the 1st Amendment during the Cold War. T/F
The term "lobbyist" means
a person who tries to persuade politicians through campaign contributions
The "winner take all" electoral system is practised in all 50 states. T/F
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