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Civic Competence

A belief that one can affect government policies

Civic Duty

A belief that one has an obligation to participate in civic and political affairs

Class Consciousness

a belief that you are a member of an economic group whose interests are opposed to people in other such groups

Orthodox Relgion

A belief that reality and religion ought to be of decisive importance

Political Culture

A coherent way of thinking about how poliltcis and govt. ought to be carried out

Political Efficiency

A belief that you can take part in politics(internal efficacy) or that the govt. will respond to the citizenry(external efficacy)

Progressive Religion

A belief that personal freedom and solving social problems are more important than religion


People who tend to participate in all forms of politics

Australian Ballot

A govt-printed ballot of uniform dimensions to be cast in secret that many states adopted around 1890 to reduce voting fraud associated with party-printed ballots cast in public

Grandfather Clause

A clause in registration laws allowing people who don't meet registration requirements to vote if they or their ancestors had voted before 1867

Literacy Test

A requirement that citizens pass a literacy test in order to register to vote

Poll Tax

A requirement that citizens pay a tax in order to register to vote

Registered voters

People who are registered to vote

Voting Age Population

Citizens who are eligible to vote after reaching the minimum age requirement

White Primary

The practice of keeping blacks from voting in the southern states' primaries through arbitrary use of registration requirements and intimidation

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