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
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