Flashcards in Govt Deck (55):
Groups who spend large amounts of money to influence elections and are formed by inrest groups (corps)
Political Action Comittiee
Much campaigning is done in these states
Highest ranking presidential advisory that helps direct international relations and foreign policy
Secretary of State
President Advisory which directs the Dept of Justice
Spokesperson for the administration as well as the Pres of the Senate
Must be this old to serve as president
Next after Vice Pres to succeed the President
Speaker of the House
What are the Primaries?
Elections within a party to choose a candidate to go to the General election
What is a open Primary?
Any registered voter can vote in the primary form of any party
What is an closed primary?
only declared party members can vote
Which states have a primary role in selecting a candidate?
New Hampshire and Iowa
What is the 1st day of the convention?
What happens the 4th day of the convention?
Choosing the vice Presidential running mate and accepting the nomination
When is the convention held?
The summer before the November the general elections start
Who was first female pick at Vice president?
Mondale picked Geraldine Ferraro
What are sound bites?
Speeches and apperances on the media
How are electoral vote numbers selected?
Based on number of reps and senators
How many electoral votes does a candidate need to win?
How often is a congressional election?
When do the elections for Congress and Presidents occur?
First Tuesday after the First Monday in November on even numbered years
Where is most campaigning done?
What is an incumbant?
Someone who currently holds an office
Were are moderates on the political spectrum?
What is the struggle between groups to control or influence policiesp of the govt?
What is the spoiler effect?
A minor party pulling votes from a major party
What is the tea party
Promotion of strict conservative candidates and oppose mainstream republicans
What is the purpose of the executive branch?
Enforce or carry out laws created by Congress
What branch is congress?
What is the chief of state?
What is the chief executive?
What does the chief diplomat mean?
main rep when conducting international relations
How long must you live in the US?
What is the zero factor?
All presidents die with a year ending in zero
Who broke the zero factor?
Who was in office shortest?
Youngest to serve?
Who was president but never elected or VP?
Which presidents were impeached?
Johnson and CLinton
Who puts the president on trial?
What chambers are part of Congress?
House of Reps
What system in Congress?
Where is the work of Congress carried out?
The capitol building
How many terms can the House of Reps serve?
What determines number of reps in a state?
How many years is the senate term?
How much of a vote can congress veto?
How many federal courts are in America?
Who confirms Justices appointed by the President?
How many justices are there?
Who is the leader of the Supreme Court?
What is Judicial Review?
Interpreting if a law is constitutional or not
Integration of public schools (desegregation)
Brown vs Board
Suspects must be reminded of their constitutional rights
Miranda vs Arizona