Political Parties
Political Interest Groups
Election Process
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Rights & Responsibilities

100

What do we call “Groups that hope to win elections in order to control government”?
Political Parties

100

What do we call “Groups that influence the government to make laws that help its members”?
Interest Groups

100

This word describes the long process whereby candidates attempt to sway voters to choose them on election day.
Campaign

100

This big event is hosted by each political party every four years to officially nominate who will represent their party in the presidential general election.
National Convention

100

List at least two requirements a person must have in order to apply to become a naturalized US citizen.
1. If you are born in the US, you are automatically a citizen 2. To become a naturalized citizen, you must meet the following requirements (these are the big ones): - live in the US for at least 5 years - take and pass a civics/history exam - take and pass a short English reading, writing, and speaking exam - can't have a criminal background

200

What are “the 2 biggest political parties in the United States”?
Democrats and Republicans

200

This word describes the actions taken by interest groups that attempt to persuade policymakers.
Lobbying

200

This item is used to BUY campaign advertising and other items needed to run an organized campaign.
Money

200

How long is the term for the President of the United States
4 years

200

List two responsibilities that only apply to CITIZENS.
Many examples exist, however, these are the main ones: - Vote in elections - Serve on a jury

300

What do we call “any other party other than the 2 major parties”?
Third Party

300

List 2 lobbying techniques.
Many examples exist: - Endorsing candidates (tells interest group members who should receive their vote) - Donate money to candidates - Run ads persuading people to join their group or support their cause

300

What type of elections narrow down the field of candidates in each political party?
Primary Election

300

How long is the term for a US Representative?
2 years

300

What must all men sign up for when they turn 18 years old?
The Selective Service

400

List 2 examples of Third Parties.
Many examples exist.. - Green - Constitution - Reform - Communist - Libertarian

400

What is the name of groups that raise money (with limits) and give it to candidates?
Political Action Committees (PACs)

400

What is the name of an election (usually held in November) whereby voters choose any candidate they hope will win and hold a political office?
General Election

400

How long is the term for a US Senator?
6 years

400

What type of jury is responsible for INDICTING (formally accusing people) of committing a crime?
Grand Jury

500

List 2 obstacles that often prevent 3rd Parties from winning elections.
Many answers exist: - Not enough money to run TV ads - State laws make it hard for 3rd parties to get on a ballot - Not many supporters

500

List 2 examples of interest groups.
Many examples exist: - AARP - NAACP - ACLU

500

What is the name of the group that formally elects the President of the United States every four years?
Electoral College

500

“If a presidential candidate does not receive a majority of electoral votes (270), this part of government then chooses the president”
House of Representatives

500

What type of jury has the responsibility of declaring if a defendant is innocent or guilty of committing a crime? Remember, this jury must be "beyond a reasonable doubt" in order to vote guilty.
Petit Jury