Flashcards in Political Parties Deck (29)
define direct primary
Qualified voters choose candidates to represent each party in the general election
define interest groups
A group who shares a point of view about an issue and united to promote their beliefs
Representatives of interest groups that contact government officials directly to influence policy making
define political action committees
Established by a corporation, labor, union, or interest group
define political parties
An association of voter, have common interests, want to influence decisions making in government
Information spread for the purpose of promote some cause
define public opinion
The ideas and attitude that most that most people hold about elected officials, candidates, govt. and political issues
define recall opinion
Voters vote to decide to remove a public official
How far back does America’s two party system exist?
Always. America has always had two dominant parties (?)
Why should voters be cautious about public opinion polls?
-People can deliver invalid info
-Mislead people and/or make false claims
-Discourage people form voting
What are the seven types of propaganda?
-Just plain folks
What are the three types of elections?
What are the four ways candidates are nominated?
When is Election Day? Which candidates are elected on Election Day?
-Tuesday following the first Monday in November
-Local, State, and national
define closed primary
only declared party members vote for candidates to represent their party
Use celebrities or people that are admired to persuade others
Statements that sound good but are meaningless
convincing people that everyone also agrees with the viewpoint
Describe stacked cards
showing one side of the issue by often distorting facts
Describe Name calling
using unpleasant labels or descriptions to turn people away from a candidate or issue
use and mislead symbols when appealing to the public
Describe just plain folks
use everyday people to promote a candidate or issue
Describe the primary election
-Direct Primary and closed primary
-Closed primary= only declared party members vote for candidates to represent their party
-Direct Primary= qualified voters can choose candidates to represent each party in the general election
Describe the general election
Voters vote on election day for various national, state and local candidates.
-Except for presidency all elected officials are chosn by the majority of voters in the general election
Describe the special election
-Run off- Voters choose b/w candidates that did not receive a majority of votes in the general election
- Recall- voters decide to remove a public official
candidates announce their intention to run for office
meeting of supporters and/or members of a political party to decide which candidate they will support in an election
political party members vote for the candidate that will represent their party in the general election