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Groups who spend large amounts of money to influence elections and are formed by inrest groups (corps)

Political Action Comittiee

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Much campaigning is done in these states

Swing States

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Highest ranking presidential advisory that helps direct international relations and foreign policy

Secretary of State

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President Advisory which directs the Dept of Justice

Attorney General

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Spokesperson for the administration as well as the Pres of the Senate

Vice President

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Must be this old to serve as president

35

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Next after Vice Pres to succeed the President

Speaker of the House

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What are the Primaries?

Elections within a party to choose a candidate to go to the General election

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What is a open Primary?

Any registered voter can vote in the primary form of any party

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What is an closed primary?

only declared party members can vote

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Which states have a primary role in selecting a candidate?

New Hampshire and Iowa

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What is the 1st day of the convention?

Keynote adress

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What happens the 4th day of the convention?

Choosing the vice Presidential running mate and accepting the nomination

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When is the convention held?

The summer before the November the general elections start

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Who was first female pick at Vice president?

Mondale picked Geraldine Ferraro

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What are sound bites?

Speeches and apperances on the media

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How are electoral vote numbers selected?

Based on number of reps and senators

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How many electoral votes does a candidate need to win?

270

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How often is a congressional election?

2 years

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When do the elections for Congress and Presidents occur?

First Tuesday after the First Monday in November on even numbered years

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Where is most campaigning done?

Swing states

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What is an incumbant?

Someone who currently holds an office

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Were are moderates on the political spectrum?

Middle

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What is the struggle between groups to control or influence policiesp of the govt?

Politicsa

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What is the spoiler effect?

A minor party pulling votes from a major party

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What is the tea party

Promotion of strict conservative candidates and oppose mainstream republicans

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What is the purpose of the executive branch?

Enforce or carry out laws created by Congress

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What branch is congress?

Legeslative

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What is the chief of state?

The president

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What is the chief executive?

The president

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What does the chief diplomat mean?

main rep when conducting international relations

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How long must you live in the US?

14 years

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What is the zero factor?

All presidents die with a year ending in zero

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Who broke the zero factor?

Raegan

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Who was in office shortest?

William Harrison

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Youngest Elected?

JFK

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Youngest to serve?

TR

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Who was president but never elected or VP?

Ford

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Which presidents were impeached?

Johnson and CLinton

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Who puts the president on trial?

The senate

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What chambers are part of Congress?

House of Reps
Senate

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What system in Congress?

Bicaneral

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Where is the work of Congress carried out?

The capitol building

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How many terms can the House of Reps serve?

2

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What determines number of reps in a state?

Population

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How many years is the senate term?

6

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How much of a vote can congress veto?

2/3

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How many federal courts are in America?

94

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Who confirms Justices appointed by the President?

The senate

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How many justices are there?

9

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Who is the leader of the Supreme Court?

John Roberts

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What is Judicial Review?

Interpreting if a law is constitutional or not

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Integration of public schools (desegregation)

Brown vs Board

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Suspects must be reminded of their constitutional rights

Miranda vs Arizona

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Made abortion legal in the United States

Roe vs Wade