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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

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Registration requirements were historical made to

Limit suffrage and because people were coming in and voting multiple times (voter fraud)

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Registration reqs are determined by who?

The states

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What did registration reqs do?

Negatively impacted voter turnout

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The ID card req affected who the most?

Low socio-economic status families

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Americans are often asked to vote ___ as many times as Europeans?

two or three times as often

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What are some factors that come into play when we see why some Americans vote and others do not?

- education and income
- age
- civic attitudes
- political interest and party identification

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Higher income -->

more likely to be registered

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Whos most likely to vote, extremists or moderates?

Extremists

10

By the ____ most property restrictions were removes

1840s

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Which amendment gave African Americans the right to vote?

15th amendment

12

When received the right to vote when?

1920 via the 20th amendment

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When did 18 year olds receive the right to vote?

1971 with the 26th amendment

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What are some factors that make voter turnout in the US lower than other countries?

- registration requirements
- frequency of elections

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Voter ID cards did what to voter turnout

Depress voter turnout

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Americans were asked to vote how many more times as often as Europeans?

2-3 times

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Who shows up to vote, higher class or lower class?

Higher class

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The more extreme you are, the ___ likely you are to vote

Most

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What includes political campaigns and citizen mobilization, has democratic effects, but lends people to political polarization?

Virtual participation

20

When were protests more common?

Predemocratic era

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What are some conventional forms of political participation that social and political movements use?

Lobbying, voting, writing letters

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What are some unconventional means that social and political movements use for political participation?

Protests

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With the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street protest movements, they both started with what?

Anger at established interests

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What was the initial target of the Tea Party protest?

Republican lawmakers for the 2008 bank bailout

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The Tea Party protest played a key role in what in 2010?

Republican takeover of the House in 2010

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Occupy Wall Street began as a protest against what?

Against bailout of the financial industry and government's failure to hold bankers accountable

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OWS's target was private wealth and it aimed to curb what?

Political influence of large political donors

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How likely are Americans to protest than citizens in other democracies?

Less likely

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Public support for protest activity is low or high?

Relatively low

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______ diminishes political participation

Individualism

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______ Americans are least likely to vote or participate politically, why?

Lower-income
- lack resources and education levels

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Participation reflects

Socioeconomic level