Benchmark 2.10 -Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.
Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.
Terms in this set (13)
to have a strong effect on something or someone
having an effect or impact on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of another or others
people who are concerned with some particular issue or part of the government and who try to influence legislators or to act in their favor, also known as a special interest group
to conduct activities in order to influence public officials
a person who conducts activities in order to influence public officials
plural form of the word "medium," refers to various means of communication. For example, television, radio, newspapers and the Internet (web) are different types of media. The term can also be used as a collective noun for the press or news reporting agencies.
to watch, keep track of, or check usually for a special purpose
petitioning the government
any nonviolent, legal means of encouraging or disapproving government action, directed to the judicial, executive or legislative branch
political action committee (PAC)
an independent political organization that seeks to promote the cause of a particular interest group, usually through raising money and campaigning to elect candidates who support the group's views
a list of issues that much of society agrees are a priority
government actions in the form of laws
a place where society discusses the issues that affect everyone
a person or group who acts as a protector or guardian
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