20 terms

U.S. Government Chapter 9

The term grass roots refers to
average voters
Interest groups are also called pressure groups mainly because
they seek to put pressure on the government to affect policies
Lobbying is the process by which group pressures are applied to
all aspects of the public policy-making process
A positive aspect of interest groups is that they
help stimulate interest in public affairs
Interest groups are MOST interested in
influencing specific public policies
One way interest groups become involved in the election process is by
providing campaign funds
An interest group tries to persuade people to
respond to its members' shared attitudes
A labor union is an organization of workers who
work in the same job or industry
Propaganda techniques aim to be
Propaganda is a technique
used to influence people to adopt a particular belief
Public affairs are those events and issues
that concern all or most people
Trade associations usually represent
the business community
Interest groups know that public opinion is important because
no policy will stay in place very long without full public support
Single-interest groups try to affect elections based on
which party is in power at the time
Lobbyists today are people who generally
work within the governmental process to affect policies
All of the following organizations serve the interests of organized labor EXCEPT
the National Grange
Organized interest groups apply pressure to government through all of the following means EXCEPT
forming minor political parties
Most interest groups are formed on the basis of
economic interests
Common Cause and the League of Women Voters are examples of
public-interest groups
Today, lobbyists are people who
work within the governmental process to affect policies