Government Unit 5 Vocab

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Active
Involved and striving to reach a goal..
Anonymity
Hidden from detection; secretive and without be recognized.
Bandwagon
Giving the impression that everyone is involved, so the listener should join the group.
Biased
Stereotyped against; prejudiced.
Bond Slave
A servant under complete submission to his master.
Boys State
Youth organization designed to encourage young men to learn about government.
Cabinet Members
Person appointed to head an executive department of the United States Government.
Campaign Debt
Deficit incurred due to the expenses of a political effort.
Card-Stacking
The candidate recalls good things he has done, omitting facts that would justify his defeat.
Censorship
The act of removing what may be considered objectionable to people.
Civil Rights
Rights and privileges owed to a citizen, including the freedom of speech and of worship.
Compromise
The act of coming to an agreement by means of mutual concession.
Conscientous
Following one's principles.
Consensus
Majority agreement in matters of opinions
Constitutional Rights
Freedoms and opportunities granted and given to the citizens of the United States.
Contemporary
Of the present time; recent
Debating Team
Group that competes with others in study the value of communication
Discrimination
To be unfair in judgment; to be prejudiced. show partiality.
Diverse
Distinct. different.
Editorial
Opinion section a newspaper; many times also known as "Letters to the Editor."
Editorial Page
Opinion page of the newspaper, where readers and writers express their views.
Emancipation Proclaimation
" Slaves within any state...shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free."
Endowed
Supplied with; given as a help.
Equal Access
Every political party receives the same radio/TV broadcast length and time of day
Ethnic
A group of people that share a distinctive race, culture, heritage, or nationality.
Factually
Without any danger of error; basing actions on the truth.
Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
Oversees the communications industry in America, and enforces broadcast laws.
First Amendment
States Congress shall not make a law to establish a religion, or prohibit free worship.
Glittering Generalities
Using wide-spread universal terms that do not deal with the specific issues at hand.
Group Idenity
Being affiliated with a particular race, association, or people.
Heir
Those eligible for an inheritance
Influencing
The power to produce a desired result
Localized
Confined to a smaller region; "closer to home."
Multicultural
Having diverse human thinking, beliefs, and backgrounds within a society.
Name-calling
Using broad accusations and negative attacks to hurt the reputation of an opponent.
Nationality
Belonging to a nation by virtue of birth or naturalization.
Neutral
Belonging to neither side; uninvolved.
Overturned
Reversed; changing the outcome.
Passive
Not participating; inactive.
Patriotism
Using nationalistic terms to give the impression of being zealous for the country's welfare.
Plain Folks
Projecting an image of being one of the common people.
Policy
Plan; course of action.
Political Science
The study of the principles of government and the electoral process.
Politics
The science and activity or governing and social leadership.
Prejudices
Biases; stereotypical attitudes.
Pressure Group
A group that tries to influence or sway public policy.
Propaganda
Material distributed by the proponents of a cause to support their viewpoint.
Propagandizing
To inform and make known the opinion and feelings of oneself.
Public Opinion
The collective feeling of the population of an area; it may or may not have factual basis.
Purge
To thoroughly clean out; to purify.
Rackateer
A person to obtain money illegally, sometimes by threat of physical violence.
Religious Affiliation
Identification to a church or belief; adherence to a certain faith.
Reputation
The estimation of a person; the public perception of a person.
Reversed
Changed; headed in the opposite drection.
Ruling
A decision headed down from the court.
Scandal
An issue that is a public shame, performed by an official in an illegal or unethical manner.
Social Class
A level of society.
Social Rewards
Benefits that citizens in our society can enjoy. Awards based on achievement.
Sound Bite
A short clip of TV footage which may cut a speaker's word into just a few seconds of time.
Stereotyping
Acting in a biased manner, using prejudicial thinking.
Testmonial
Using well-known personalities in the hopes of identifying with some of their glamour.
Treasury
Where the funds are received, kept, and disbursed.