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AP Gov Key Terms
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the use of government funds for projects designed to please voters or legislators and win votes.
the effort by Congress, through hearings, investigations, and other techniques, to exercise control over the activities of executive agencies
A theory of government that holds that open, multiple, and competing groups can check the asserted power by any one group.
open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
The process by which provisions of the Bill of Rights are brought within the scope of the Fourteenth Amendment and so applied to state and local governments.
the process by which people gain their political attitudes and opinions
Elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.
Elections to select party nominees in which only people who have registered in advance with the party can vote for that party's candidates, thus encouraging greater party loyalty.
A group of individuals with broad common interests who organize to nominate candidates for office, win elections, conduct government, and determine public policy
a group of people with common goals who organize to influence government
Political Action Committee (PAC)
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest group that raises and spends campaign money from voluntary donations
a person who receives the benefit of a good but avoids paying for it