5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- proportional representation
- Abe Linclon
- Interest groups
- era of good feelings...
- critical election
- a focus on narrow amount of issues, groups interests into a coalition
- b parties run lots of candidates for seats.. they get seats proportional to the percent of the votes they get.
- c first republican president in 1860
- d 1820's
- e an electoral earthquake whereby new issues emerge new coalitions replace old ones and the majority party is often displaced by the minority party. critical election periods are sometimes marked by a national crisis and may recquire more than one election to bring about a new party era.
5 Multiple choice questions
- taken up by 2 states, maine and nebraska,
each state the congressional districts vote and the overall winner gains 2 votes automatically. then each candidate receives votes by district.
- family, peer group, schools, media
- the facts that affect our emotions
- -in wake of scandal
- (1950's) positive assessment. pluralist theory.
-out of interest group activity democracy is best served
-truman, easton, dahl, all scientist who created this theory
-interest group competition serves government
-free market competition forces greater innovation and improvement in companies
-out of competition more agreeable theories produced.
-there is no clear overdog in the competition
5 True/False questions
federal election campaign act of 1974 → -Created Federal Election Commission (FEC)
-requires disclosure (reporting)
-limits contributions of individuals (1,000/candidate)
and PACs (5,000/candidate)
-provides federal funds to pres candidates
-limits expenditures (pres only)
-overthrown in 1976 by Buckley v. Valeo
1st threat to reason → those who put passion before reason, and does not listen to other's reason
closed primaries → elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on election day whether they want to participate in the democratic or republican contests
Washington's farewell address → wanted america to avoid entanglements in european powers, sectionalism with in the country, and was against political parties because the people would give priority to the parties and not the government
Rufus king → meetings where registered voters go to a place and discuss and debate. then they vote, sometimes they move apart to vote sometimes they dont.