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20 terms

ch 13 POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

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appropriation
a designed amount of public funds set aside to support a particular project or program
capitalism
an economic system, individuals and corporations own businesses
disenfranchise
to deprive an individual of the rights to vote
conservative
favors state and local government
electoral college
a body that officially elects the U.S. president and vice president
entitlement
a law or policy requiring payment of government funds to specific groups
expenditures
federal spending of money
impeachment
the process of changing an elected official with improper conduct
incumbent
a person who curently holds a political office
lame duck
an elected official who has not been, or cennot be, reelected
left wing
a liberal or ultraliberal portion of a group
liberal
a person who favors governmental action to achieve equal opportunity for all
lobbying
an attempt to influence a government official made by an individual or group representative
pacifism
is the belief that war and violence cannot solve problems
patronage
awarding a job contract as apolitical favor
revenues
financial resources of the government
referendum
a process that allows voters to approve or disapprove legislation
right wing
a conservative or ultraconservative portion of a group
socialism
an economic system in which business are owned by the government
veto
the power of the U.S. president to reject a bill proposed by Congress