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define direct primary

Qualified voters choose candidates to represent each party in the general election

2

define interest groups

A group who shares a point of view about an issue and united to promote their beliefs

3

define lobbyists

Representatives of interest groups that contact government officials directly to influence policy making

4

define political action committees

Established by a corporation, labor, union, or interest group

5

define political parties

An association of voter, have common interests, want to influence decisions making in government

6

define propaganda

Information spread for the purpose of promote some cause

7

define public opinion

The ideas and attitude that most that most people hold about elected officials, candidates, govt. and political issues

8

define recall opinion

Voters vote to decide to remove a public official

9

How far back does America’s two party system exist?

Always. America has always had two dominant parties (?)

10

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

11

What are the seven types of propaganda?

-Endorsements
-Generalities
-Bandwagon
-Stacked-Cards
-Name-Calling
-Symbols
-Just plain folks

12

What are the three types of elections?

-General Election
-Special Election
-Primary Election

13

What are the four ways candidates are nominated?

-Self Announcement
-Caucus
-Convention
-petition
(I Think...?)

14

When is Election Day? Which candidates are elected on Election Day?

-Tuesday following the first Monday in November
-Local, State, and national

15

define closed primary

only declared party members vote for candidates to represent their party

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Describe endorsements

Use celebrities or people that are admired to persuade others

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Describe generalities

Statements that sound good but are meaningless

18

Describe bandwagon

convincing people that everyone also agrees with the viewpoint

19

Describe stacked cards

showing one side of the issue by often distorting facts

20

Describe Name calling

using unpleasant labels or descriptions to turn people away from a candidate or issue

21

Describe symbols

use and mislead symbols when appealing to the public

22

Describe just plain folks

use everyday people to promote a candidate or issue

23

Describe the primary election

2 types
-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

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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

25

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

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Describe Self-Announcement

candidates announce their intention to run for office

27

Describe Caucus

meeting of supporters and/or members of a political party to decide which candidate they will support in an election

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Describe Convention

political party members vote for the candidate that will represent their party in the general election

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Describe petition

ELigible voters sign petition in support of a particular candidate.