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relationships that improve our individual lives by giving us social connections to solve common problems are
scholars who emphasize how important it is for a democracy to have large numbers of diverse interest groups representing a wide variety of views support the...
interest groups serve all of the following vital functions in the policy-making process in the United States EXCEPT...
inducements to join an interest group, such as hotel or retail discounts, are considered...
which of the following would primarily motivate people who want to join United Beings, an interest group that works against human trafficking and exploitation, for purposive incentives?
the issues the group is targeting
college students are _____________ as likely to participate in an interest group as 19-23 year olds who do not attend college.
political action committees formed by economic interest groups overwhelmingly favor ________________ candidates.
people who criticize interest groups often argue that interest groups...
corrupt or appear to corrupt the government
which of the following is an example of checks and balances, as established by the Constitution?
the requirement that presidential appointments to the Supreme Court be approved by the Senate
a primary election in which voters are required to identify a party preference before the election and are not allowed to split their ticket is called...
a closed primary
when selecting a vice-presidential candidate, a presidential nominee is usually concerned primarily with choosing a running mate who...
adds balance and appeal to the national ticket
the primary function of political action committees(PAC's) is to...
raise campaign funds to support favored candidates
which of the following conclusions about income distribution during the Reagan administration is supported by the table above?
the share of income received by the highest fifth increased, whereas the share received by the lowest fifth decreased
registered voters directly elect which of the following?
Members of the House and Members of the House of Representatives
the role of a conference committee in Congress is to...
reconcile(balance) differences in bills passed by the house and Senate
Supreme Court justices were given tenure subject to good behavior by the framers of the Constitution in order to ensure that...
justices are free from direct political pressures
When was the most recent presidential election in which an independent or third party candidate received at least 10 percent of the vote?
Ross Perot in 1992
Why would it be difficult for a third major party to be successful?
the support for a third party is spread across people of widely varying ideologies
Which of the following are key principles of Tea Party supporters?
Less government, fiscal(budgetary) responsibility, lower taxes, states' rights, and national security
On which of the following do voters increasingly reply for political information and knowledge?
the Internet and cellular phones
Under the leadership of President Obama, the Democratic Party now MOST closely resembles the Democratic Party of the...
In what year did Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader likely tip the presidential election to the Republicans?
Which issue dominated party politics in the 1850s?
Political machines primarily used _____________ as a device to reward political supporters.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits businesses form making discriminatory hiring decisions based on which inherent characteristics?
Which tests do the courts apply to determine when unequal treatment is legal?
Which test is applied by the courts in cases related to suspect classifications?
Which 1967 case determined state laws barring interracial marriage were unconstitutional?
Sex-based discrimination cases are subject to which legal treatment test?
Using the ordinary scrutiny test, courts, have been willing to allow what type of differential treatment?
In what year were women granted the right to vote in the United States?
The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act(DOMA)
The active yet nonviolent refusal to comply with morally-objectionable laws, used by abolitionist organizations like the American Anti-Slavery Society and civil rights activists like Martin Luther King, Jr., is known as what?
This amendment was passed in 1865 and outlawed slavery.
This amendment was passed in 1868 and provided for due process of law, equal protection under the law, and respect for the privileges and immunities of all citizens:
Laws passed immediately after the Civil War by southern states that limited the rights of "freemen," or former slaves, were known as
Which of the following were used in southern states during the Jim Crow era to deny African Americans their voting rights?
Which court ruing created the separate but equal doctrine, which upheld state laws that mandated racial separation in schools and all public accommodations?
The Montgomery bus boycott began after the arrest of whom for refusing to give up a seat on the bus for a white man?
In what city was Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated in 1868, setting off riots in more than 100 cities?
Which civil rights legislation banned discriminatory voter registration practices, and mandated federal intervention in any county with less than 50 percent of those eligible registered to vote?
Which Supreme Court decision ended the federal government's support for the separate but equal
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