Flashcards in Pt 3: Chapter 7 Notes Deck (32):
How is the US voter turnout compared to European turnout and why?
European turnout is much higher than US. Mostly because US has more elections and has stricter registration requirements
Registration requirements were historical made to
Limit suffrage and because people were coming in and voting multiple times (voter fraud)
Registration reqs are determined by who?
What did registration reqs do?
Negatively impacted voter turnout
The ID card req affected who the most?
Low socio-economic status families
Americans are often asked to vote ___ as many times as Europeans?
two or three times as often
What are some factors that come into play when we see why some Americans vote and others do not?
- education and income
- civic attitudes
- political interest and party identification
Higher income -->
more likely to be registered
Whos most likely to vote, extremists or moderates?
By the ____ most property restrictions were removes
Which amendment gave African Americans the right to vote?
When received the right to vote when?
1920 via the 20th amendment
When did 18 year olds receive the right to vote?
1971 with the 26th amendment
What are some factors that make voter turnout in the US lower than other countries?
- registration requirements
- frequency of elections
Voter ID cards did what to voter turnout
Depress voter turnout
Americans were asked to vote how many more times as often as Europeans?
Who shows up to vote, higher class or lower class?
The more extreme you are, the ___ likely you are to vote
What includes political campaigns and citizen mobilization, has democratic effects, but lends people to political polarization?
When were protests more common?
What are some conventional forms of political participation that social and political movements use?
Lobbying, voting, writing letters
What are some unconventional means that social and political movements use for political participation?
With the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street protest movements, they both started with what?
Anger at established interests
What was the initial target of the Tea Party protest?
Republican lawmakers for the 2008 bank bailout
The Tea Party protest played a key role in what in 2010?
Republican takeover of the House in 2010
Occupy Wall Street began as a protest against what?
Against bailout of the financial industry and government's failure to hold bankers accountable
OWS's target was private wealth and it aimed to curb what?
Political influence of large political donors
How likely are Americans to protest than citizens in other democracies?
Public support for protest activity is low or high?
______ diminishes political participation
______ Americans are least likely to vote or participate politically, why?
- lack resources and education levels