Flashcards in Democracy Deck (39):
Name 3 things about dictatorship
All decisions are made by one person
Elections are never held
The government holds all the power and the people have none
Name 3 things about democracy
Elections are frequent
Representatives are chosen every so often
The people of a country have the real power
Name 4 things that is politics
Winning sports on tv
Traffic and roadworks
Expensive products in shops
Vandalism and police
Why do people vote?
To hope fora better future and help the side they are on
What happened to women in Saudi Arabia?
They were being denied by their votes
Why did women in Saudi Arabia want to vote?
So they could have a voice
Why are prisoners not aloud to vote?
They broke the law don’t deserve a vote
How many representatives are in the local councillor?
How many years are local councillors elected?
Every 4 years
Where do the local councillors work?
Waverly court near waverly train station
What do the local councillors make decisions about?
Local schools, housing roads, buses and waste collection
How many MP’s are there?
How many years are MP’s elected?
Where do MP’s work?
The houses of parliament at westminster
What do MP’s make decisions about?
Issues such as immigration, war, defence and the lottery (gambling)
How MSP’s are there?
How many years do MSP’s get elected?
4 to 5 years
Where do MSP’s work?
Scottish parliament in Holyrood
What MSP’s make decisions about?
Health, environment, crime and education
What would a good candidate need?
Good listening skills
A lot of patience
Good at speaking
What does a good candidate not need to be?
They don’t need to be strong or pretty
Who is my local MSP?
Who is my local MP?
Name five political parties?
Who are the conservatives leader at westminster?
Who is the conservative leader in scotland?
What is good about using resources like tv and radio?
Can reach to a large number of voters at once
What is a bad thing about using tv and radio?
Its very difficult to get on tv and radio
What was the turnout of the election?
What does democracy mean?
People have the right to vote and have more freedom, rights and responsibilities
What is a representative?
A oerson chosen to speak for others
What is a political party?
A group of people who have similar ideas and want to run the government
What is a policy?
An idea a party has about how to make a country better
What is a manifesto?
A book made up of the parties policy’s
Name all the scottish political parties
Scottish liberal democrats
What does general election mean?
When most adults in the UK have chance to decide who runs the country
What is a turnout?
The number of people that are allowed to vote actually do vote
What is an election campaign?
When a political party uses their resources to advertise before the election to get more votes