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Political Parties & Evaluating Candidates

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candidate
a person running for political office
Communist Party
a political party that believes the government should control the entire economy, and there should be no private ownership of business
Democratic Party
a political party that believes that the federal government should take a more active role in people's lives, particularly those who are in need
federal government
the national level of government; the government of the United States
Libertarian Party
a political party that believes in individual freedom and believes the only purpose of government is to
protect this freedom
party platform
a written statement of the goals of a political party
political party
an organization that tries to get political power by electing members to public office so that their political ideas can become laws or policies
Republican Party
a political party that believes that the federal government should play a less active role in people's lives and that individuals can take care of themselves without government help
Socialist Party
political party that believes in democratic government but also that the government should run some of the largest parts of the economy
third party
a political party that is not one of the two major parties in the country; a minor party
two party system
a political system consisting primarily of two major parties, more or less equal in strength
majority party
the political party with the most elected members
minority party
the political party second in the number of elected members
35
What is the minimum age to be either President or Vice President?
14 years
What is the residency requirement in the US to be either President or Vice President?
natural born
Presidents and Vice Presidents are required to be __________ citizens.
10 years
What is the maximum period of time someone may serve as President of the United States (22nd Amendment)?
2
What is the maximum number of times someone may be elected President of the United States?
25
What is the minimum age for members of the US House of Representatives?
7
Members of the US House of Representative must have been a citizen for at least __________ years before taking office.
state
Members of the House of Representatives must live in the __________ they represent.
2
The term of office for members of the US House of Representatives is __________ years.
4
The term of office for the President of the Unites States is __________ years.
6
The term of office for members of the US Senate is __________ years.
no
Members of the US House of Representatives have __________ term limit.
no
Members of the US Senate have __________ term limit.
30
What is the minimum age for members of the US Senate?
9
Members of the US Senate must have been a citizen for at least __________ years before taking office.
law of blood
__________ - a person's citizenship at birth is the same as that of his or her biological mother or father
law of soil
__________ - a person's citizenship at birth is determined by the country where he or she was born
30
What is the minimum age to serve as governor of Florida?
10
What is the maximum number of years someone may serve as Florida's governor or lieutenant governor?
21
What is the minimum age to serve in either house of Florida's legislature?
Florida House of Representatives
__________ - the lower house of the Florida legislature
Florida Senate
__________ - the upper house of the Florida legislature
candidate's platform
__________ - a written statement of the goals of a candidate
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