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APPS--Unit 2 Political Behavior
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visual description on how public opinion is measured and organized
open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion.
"Middle of the Road" evened out with liberal and conservative views
Political views that favor violent and extreme change to bring in something new
Political views that favor violent and extreme change to bring something back from long ago
Organization of citizens with similar beliefs who control the government through winning elections and holding on to government office.
Party out of power criticizing policies and behavior of party in power
Parties send out messages about important political topics and their official views on it
Main function of parties, selecting the best candidate to represent the party for an election.
Parties select leadership within government (Congress and Executive Agencies) and allow legislative and executive branches to work with each other
Single Issue Party
3rd party that focuses on one policy issue
3rd party that is based on a set of radical or reactionary beliefs
3rd party that breaks away from a major party over an issue and has a candidate with a strong personality
Spoiler Role of 3rd Parties
3rd party takes enough votes away from a major party to cost it an election
Innovator Role of 3rd Parties
3rd party addresses issues neither major party addresses. Major parties adopt it as one of their own.
Person nominates themselves for a party nomination
legal document where people sign their names to support a candidacy, law, policy.
meeting of party leaders to support a candidate or policy
Election held by a party to nominate a candidate
Primary election where only declared party members can participate
Primary election where people do not need to be declared party members, but choose a party's primary in which to participate
Election open to all registered and eligible voters to make the final decision about public offices and issues.
Suggestion for a law put up to an election by the people
Suggested law put up to an election by the government
right to vote
right to vote
people who register to vote, but do not officially register as a political party member
dropped the race requirement to vote, allowed African-American men over 21 to vote
dropped the gender requirement to vote, allowed women over 21 to vote
declared poll taxes or any kind of payment in order to vote
lowered the voting age to 18.
technique of persuasion
well-known person endorses an idea, product or candidate
Appeals to people's desire to be like everyone else
making a statement that sounds nice, but has little meaning
using a label that is unpleasant or feared to harm a person's ideas, product, or organization
Person who is presenting the information is from common origins and "just like everybody else"
distortion or juggling of facts
use of symbols to accomplish purposes for which they were not intended
formal or informal group of people who bring attention to a public policy issue by influencing the public policy process.
actual pressure put on lawmakers to respond to an interest group's needs
party not in power
Criticizes the party in power and watches everything they do
George Washington felt that political parties
Should not exist and were not healthy for the country
Besides nominating candidates, political parties
Educate the public on issues
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