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The act of using legal, but often unethical, means of preventing certain populations of people from voting.

What is voter suppression?


With Thomas Jefferson's election in 1800, party that dominated US government from then to the Civil War

What is Democratic?


Holds beliefs that fall between liberal and conservative views, usually including some of each.

What is Moderate?


Gave African American men, over the age of 21, the right to vote.

What is the 15th Amendment?

Major undertaking by the government every 10 years to count the number of people in the US.

What is the Census?


Name any one group of people in the United States who cannot (or mostly cannot) vote.

Who are illegal immigrants, permanent residents, people in prison or a mental institution, people who are dishonorably discharged from the military, people under 18.

This party has held most of the governorships in the US in over the past two decades.

What is the Republican party?


Seeks to keep in place the economic, political, and social structures of society.

What is Conservative?


This Congressional Legislation enforced racial equality at polling places.

What is the Voting Rights Act of 1965?


After the census is completed, legislatures adjust and edit precincts, wards, etc based on population shifts. 

What is redistricting?


In 1965, the major political protest in the south that resulted in violence and created national outcry, leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

What is the march from Selma to Montgomery?


Party founded in 1996, and came into prominence in 2000 with Ralph Nader

What is Green?


Believes that government must take action to change economic, political, and ideological policies thought to be unfair.

What is Liberal?


Amendment that provided women the right to vote.

What is the 19th Amendment?


Hakeem Jeffries, candidate for the New York state assembly in 2002, was a victim of this; which essentially carved out the block he lived on representation wise compared the the previous election. He was quoted as saying "Brooklyn politics are tough, but that move was gangster."

What is gerrymandering?


In what year were all Native Americans finally given citizenship?

What is 1924?


Republican splinter party who achieved 8.4 percent of the popular vote in 1996 and led by billionaire Ross Perot

What is the Reform party?


Favors extreme change to create an altered or entirely new social system.

What is Radical?


This Amendment was, lowering the voting age to 18, was propelled by the Vietnam War.

What is the 26th Amendment?


This political ideology is most aligned with believing the government should be hands off with regard to civil liberties.

What is Libertarian?


Process by which people gain their political attitudes and opinions.

What is political socialization.


Conservative spin off of the Republican party that had much congressional success in 2010 and was spearheaded by Sarah Palin, then governor of Alaska. Its major platform was lower taxes.

What is the Tea Party? (Tea is actually an acronym for "Taxed Enough Already")


Favors extreme change to restore society to an earlier, more conservative state of affairs.

What is Reactionary?


The two pieces of early Congressional Legislation in the civil rights movement; which were the first laws passed to enforce the 15th Amendment, and were not generally effective but provided the first stepping stones to voter equality.

What are the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960?


Which branch of government is represented in this video?   

What is Legislative?

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