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Final Exam Federal Government
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A separation of the people from their political system or government is?
political alienation results from a problem with which of the following?
diffuse political support
which political organization is more concerned with winning elections than influencing policy?
which of the following is a result of political alienation?
more deviating elections
which of the following is a direct result of political alienation?
less political participation
how many definite party realignments have occurred in US history?
the most common type of political participation among americans is:
which of the following is NOT a type of conventional political participation?
texting to make a political contribution
which is not a factor that has a large influence on voter turnout?
how does voter turnout in the US compare to western european democracies?
which group is least likely to vote?
18-24 year olds
what is the link between public opinion and public policy?
participation leads to influence
ran election that determines which candidates win the office being sought is called a(n):
organizations that use contributions to spend unlimited amounts of money during a campaign:
what criteria must be met for an election to serve as a policy mandate?
all of the above
down ballot candidates benefit from popularity of candidate for higher office in this phenomena
an issue that has resonance and intense interest among voters is said to be a:
what is the main reason that we have a two-party system?
winner take all elections
when voters abstain from voting because they are tired of candidates and campaigning
a professional who brings the campaign message to voters by creating all forms of media ads is:
when talking about public opinion, what is the halo effect?
socially acceptable answers
a special election in which voters can remove office holders before their term is over:
data-mining techniques to track individual voter preferences to generate support for a campaign
which factor is most important in voter choice?
whose campaign acted as a turning point for how new media could be used by campaigns?
Barack Obama's 2008 presidential bid
when it comes to content on the internet,
consumers must exercise caution and consider the source
which term is reserved for a broad, inclusive arena of players working on a particular cause?
the formal statement of a party's principles and policy objectives is called a:
individuals who identify with or tend to support a party are called the:
which interests are most frequently engaged in attempting to influence government?
the institution that creates and implements policies and laws for its nation and citizens:
which of the following is TRUE regarding a democratic republic?
elected officials make policy decisions
which of the following is a common american political ideology?
which of the following is NOT one of the major principles of democracy?
separation of powers
public goods include
all of the above
what is direct democracy?
political authority is vested in the people
the economic system in which the means of producing wealth are privately owned and operated
emphasizing the importance of conserving tradition and relying on community and family:
a belief by the people that a government's exercise of power is right and proper
a belief in tolerance for political and social change
an agreement between people and leaders in which people give up liberties for protection
natural, unalienable rights from the declaration include all EXCEPT:
what was the immediate significance of the declaration of independence?
established the legitimacy of the US to foreign governments
three branches of government, each responsible for a different primary governing function
separation of powers
marbury v. madison (1803) is a landmark case because it clarified:
court's judicial review authority
why did the framers choose to elect the executive via the electoral college?
ensure the president was chosen by prominent citizens
ratification of an amendment to the US constitution requires approval of...
3/4 of state legislatures or special conventions
all of the following were authors the federalist papers EXCEPT:
how many states would need to approve the constitution for ratification?
9 of 13
the founding social contract document which protects citizens unalienable rights
declaration of independence
which was NOT a challenge to ratification of the constitution?
the national government would have the power to tax
at the constitutional convention, delegates devoted much time to resolving the issue of:
representation in the national legislature
the required nine states ratified the constitution of the united states in:
which is NOT an informal method of constitutional change?
the ultimate authority to interpret the meaning of constitutional language belongs to:
the majority of justices on the supreme court
one check that the senate has on both the executive branch and the judicial branch is power of
advice and consent
the characteristic that distinguishes a federal system from a unitary and confederal system is
the power to make policy, raise money, establish court, etc, are examples of:
which best describes a confederation government?
a highly decentralized government system
the necessary and proper clause of the constitution establishes the:
implied powers of the national government
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