Flashcards in 1138 Questions & Blanks Deck (39):
The _______ and _______ of the United States were founded on Biblical principles
We have both the ____________________ to become involved in the political process and to put _______________________ back into our governmental system.
right and the responsibility
Biblical principles and values
Political parties are indispensable in the successful operation of a republic because they:
Act as liaison between government and the people.
Provide a means to political action.
Hold the government responsible for its actions.
The three basic functions performed by political parties are:
Of the three basic functions performed by political parties, _______________ is the most important.
Who can vote in a party's primary is determined by ____________
In ____________, a voter must declare his party preference and is given a ballot for that party's primary; in ____________, a voter may vote in any party's primary and is not required to declare in which party's primary he's voting.
a closed primary state
an open primary state
In the United States, the only thing required of a party member is that he vote
In most countries, a party member must _______ and ___________ for the party, while a __________ has little responsibility
Officeholders must govern in the interest of their ___________
Party levels are connected by _________
lines of cooperation
A _________________ is one in which the party and the state are the same and all political opposition is illegal.
totalitarian one-party system
A ________________ is one in which opposing parties are not outlawed but cannot win significant popular support.
modified one-party system
A ___________ system is one in which coalitions of parties form a majority and a government
A _________________ is one in which the parties are basically alike in their views and programs and differ only in details.
The _______________ Party is the only party that began as a minor party but replaced a major one.
The ____________ Party is the oldest party still in existence in the United States
The two primary categories of third parties are parties of _____________ and parties of _______________.
Today's media is biased in favor of ______________ and the ______________.
_______________ should be objective, but ________________ do not even attempt to be.
The media uses its power to ________________--
shape public opinion
advance ideas, values, and viewpoints
The media uses the basic tools of ___________ to influence public sentiment.
Selective coverage is the most effective tool of the media.
_____________ shape, rather than just identify public opinion.
_______________, rather than poll results, should form the basis for our ideas of right.
IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
Good Neighbor Policy
IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
League of Nations
America's policy of isolationism ended when it entered
The goal of the Truman doctrine was to contain ______________
The _____ ended in 1991
Conducting foreign relations is usually the concern of a government's _____________-
When a President __________ a nation's representatives, he acknowledges the legal existence of that country and is prepared to conduct relations with it.
The _______________ is an important weapon in a President's diplomatic arsenal.
power of recognition
The President may deploy ___________ without _______________, but he may not declare war
The _____ and _____ are the two agencies responsible for information gathering.
The United Nations is a __________, _____________ organization whose goal is to ___________________
maintain peace and security
________________ is the concept of preserving peace through international agreement that each member will defend the others from aggressive attack and that ___________________
all nations will become members
The UN Charter assumes that ____________ and that _________________
war is evil
man can achieve peace by his own efforts