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Unit 2 Quiz
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The basic requirements for voting are that you must be a U.S. citizen, have established residency in the State where you are casting your vote, and be at least 18 years of age.
What are the qualifications for voting, and how have they changed over time?
the potential voting population
a synonym for the right to vote
the right to vote
Minor party Influences
The most important role of minor parties is to raise public awareness of controversial issues.
2 party system
Republican and Democratic parties dominate American politics
Parties as "watchdogs"
the minority party of the 2 major parties watched the policies and progress of the major party in power
a party is a group of people who try to control gov't by WINNING elections and holding public office
Civil Rights Act 1964
-Government enforces the Law
-Voting rights-? :actually in 1965
Voting Rights Act 1965
-Brings the 15th Amendment to life
-Marches: outlaws poll tax 24th amendment, literacy tests, Dept. of justice
-inform and inspire supporters
-encourage good behavior -among members
-govern once in office
-perform oversight on gov't actions
Political parties they.....
-express the will of the people
-inform the public and try to shape public opinion
Political parties what do they do....?
-act as a "bonding agent" to encourage accountability among their candidates
-play a key role in governing at all levels
Political party roles....
-Minor parties can play a spoiler role in elections by taking critical votes from a major party
-They can also be the first to bring key issues to public attention with their campaigns.
What role have minor parties played in American Politics?
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