Federal Govt. Ch. 9 post-test
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A ____ is a nonprofit independent group that receives and disburses funds to influence elections.
A party caucus is a(n)
closed meeting of a political or legislative group to select candidates, plan strategy, or make decisions regarding legislative matters.
After 36 years of dominating U.S. political life, the Republican Party lost power after ____ began.
the Great Depression
An election system that allocates to each political party representation in the legislature equal to its percentage of the total vote is called a ____ system
From the end of the Civil War to the 1890s, the Republican Party was the party of the
North, with strong business and middle-class support.
In general, Democrats support
social programs and regulation of businesses.
In the early years of the Republic, political parties were seen as
factions that represented a threat to the social order of the country.
In the nomination process, a party
selects a single candidate to run for an elective office
Jews are among the ____ Party's most loyal constituent groups.
Most individuals who describe themselves as ____ identify with the ____ Party.
Nixon's southern strategy was aimed at attracting what southern group?
One important reason the United States has a two-party system is
single-member electoral districts
The contemporary American political parties mainly compete for the support of
different groups of middle- and upper-class Americans.
The original party system in the United States pitted the Federalists, supported by ____ against the Jeffersonian Republicans, supported by ____
merchants; agricultural interests
The party that holds the majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives selects the
Speaker of the House.
Third parties are least likely to achieve electoral success in which types of elections?
Third parties would be more successful under which of the following election systems?
What did the McCain-Feingold bill attempt to outlaw?
unregulated "soft money" raised by political parties that could be used to support candidates
Which of the following differentiates an interest group from a political party?
An interest group seeks to influence government on a narrow range of issues, whereas a political party mobilizes almost the entire electorate to win control of government.
Which of the following groups has the highest proportion of Democratic voters?
Which of the following groups was part of the "New Deal coalition"?
Which of the following statements about candidate recruitment and running for office is accurate?
One study found that over 20 percent of House races are completely uncontested.
Which of the following was a major change that occurred in the political landscape of the 1890s in the United States?
The Populist Party came into being and then merged with the Democratic Party.
Who or what assigns individual members to committees in Congress?
committees within each party designed for that purpose
____ Americans are considerably more likely to affiliate with the Republican Party.
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