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1

The _______ and _______ of the United States were founded on Biblical principles

politics
education

2

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

3

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.

4

The three basic functions performed by political parties are:

conducting government
nominating candidates
electing candidates

5

Of the three basic functions performed by political parties, _______________ is the most important.

Nominating candidates

6

Who can vote in a party's primary is determined by ____________

state laws

7

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

8

In the United States, the only thing required of a party member is that he vote

.

9

In most countries, a party member must _______ and ___________ for the party, while a __________ has little responsibility

pay dues
perform service
party supporter

10

Officeholders must govern in the interest of their ___________

nation

11

Party levels are connected by _________

lines of cooperation

12

A _________________ is one in which the party and the state are the same and all political opposition is illegal.

totalitarian one-party system

13

A ________________ is one in which opposing parties are not outlawed but cannot win significant popular support.

modified one-party system

14

A ___________ system is one in which coalitions of parties form a majority and a government

multiparty

15

A _________________ is one in which the parties are basically alike in their views and programs and differ only in details.

two-party system

16

The _______________ Party is the only party that began as a minor party but replaced a major one.

Republican

17

The ____________ Party is the oldest party still in existence in the United States

Democratic

18

The two primary categories of third parties are parties of _____________ and parties of _______________.

great idea
great personality

19

Today's media is biased in favor of ______________ and the ______________.

liberal viewpoint
Democratic Party

20

_______________ should be objective, but ________________ do not even attempt to be.

Reporters
Columnists

21

The media uses its power to ________________--

shape public opinion
advance ideas, values, and viewpoints

22

The media uses the basic tools of ___________ to influence public sentiment.

political cartoons
editorial comments
selective coverage

23

Selective coverage is the most effective tool of the media.

.

24

_____________ shape, rather than just identify public opinion.

Opinion polls

25

_______________, rather than poll results, should form the basis for our ideas of right.

Scripture

26

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
Neutrality Proclamation
Monroe Doctrine
Spanish-American War
Roosevelt Corollary
dollar diplomacy
Clark Memorandum
Good Neighbor Policy

.

27

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
WW1
League of Nations
Lend-Lease Act
WWII
United Nations

.

28

America's policy of isolationism ended when it entered

WW2

29

The goal of the Truman doctrine was to contain ______________

communism

30

The _____ ended in 1991

Cold War

31

Conducting foreign relations is usually the concern of a government's _____________-

chief executive

32

When a President __________ a nation's representatives, he acknowledges the legal existence of that country and is prepared to conduct relations with it.

receives

33

The _______________ is an important weapon in a President's diplomatic arsenal.

power of recognition

34

The President may deploy ___________ without _______________, but he may not declare war

military forces
Congressional forces

35

The _____ and _____ are the two agencies responsible for information gathering.

NSC
CIA

36

The United Nations is a __________, _____________ organization whose goal is to ___________________

global, intergovernmental

maintain peace and security

37

________________ is the concept of preserving peace through international agreement that each member will defend the others from aggressive attack and that ___________________

Collective security
all nations will become members

38

The UN Charter assumes that ____________ and that _________________

war is evil
man can achieve peace by his own efforts

39

The UN's ______ bears the responsibility for maintaining international peace, the _____ provides staff for the daily operation, and the _________ is composed of all members.

Security Council
Secretariat
General Assembly