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Civics Test 2
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A group of citizens(voters) with similar views on public issues who work to put their ideas into effect through government and who band together to elect candidates
A basic difference between the major parties is their belief in how much the ___________________ should be involved in the lives of Americans.
A party that has never won a Presidential election and has rarely won any other major elections. But they can outcome elections and may influence Government Policy.
Supports the rights of the workers and economic equality.
supports government ownership/allocation of resources.
Like to increase individual freedoms by cutting the size of the government.
Series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs, and position on issues.
Individual part of a platform.
Plank 1 United States Economy
Democratic: Government to place regulations on businesses to influence economic growth.
Republican: Wants to use tax relief to grow the economy and create jobs.
Plank 2 Education
Democratic: Raise standards in school and increase financial aid for secondary education. Republican: Increase access to charter schools, and promote accountability for people.
Democratic: Free healthcare for all citizens. Republican: No Free healthcare.
Democratic: Supports recycling and creating green energy. Republican: Off-shore drilling to boost economy and lower energy costs.
A citizen of the United States, legal registration of county and Florida, 18 years old, no felonies, register at least 29 days before.
Steps in voting
Polling place in pricincts, check identity, receive ballot, cast your ballot, call returns to election board, sends the returns and certifies winner.
occur first and help narrow the field of candidates.
an election which voters need not declare their party preferences.
only declared members of a party are allowed to vote for that party's nominees.
voters choose their leaders for various offices such as president, Congress members, and state and local positions. It takes place in November.
Elections are held at what levels?
Local, State, Federal
The process in which political parties select and offer candidates for public office.
the process in which the candidates are competing for public office using media, debates, and speeches.
How many votes to they have to get?
270 or more
Major influence groups
Individuals, Interest Groups, Media
They influence the government by: working on campaigns, running for political office, voting, and petitioning for government change
organized group of individuals who share a point of view about an issue. NOT PART OF GOVERNMENT!!! There's Economic, Issue orientated, and Public interest groups groups.
Organized set ups by an interest group primarily to collect money to support favored candidates.
paid representatives of interest groups who contact lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policy making. Argue for or against bills, help write bills.
Ideas that are spread to influence people
Providing a Medium for Elected officials to...
Hold press conference, Stage media events, be interviewed, leak information to test public reaction
Types of Propaganda
Endorsement, Stacked cards, Name-calling, Glittering generality, Just Plain folks, The Bandwagon, Symbolism.
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