Mass Media
Political Party!
Campaigning and Funding
Civic Duties
Civic Responsibilities
100

T/F: mass media provides the citizens with a way to check the government

true

100

What is an example of a "liberal" party

Democrats

100

What does BCRA stand for?

Bipartisan Campaign Act of 2002

100

What is a civic duty?

a citizen's required responsibility 

100

What is a civic responsibility?

a citizens responsibility to be informed or to participate in civic life; these are not required but a way a citizen participates in being a citizen


200

What are FOUR forms of Mass Media?

newspaper, radio, tv, mailers, etc. 

200

What is an example of a "conservtive" party?

republicans

200

What is a PAC? How much money can they spend on campaigning?

Political Action Committee; up to $5000

200

What happens if you do not pay your taxes?

you could go to prison

200

How old do you have to be to vote

18

300

How does mass media affect you?

media affects our opinions and outlook on the things that go on around us

300

What is the primary gal of political parties?

to get their candidate elected to public office. 

300

What is a Super PAC? How much can they spend on campaign funding?

Super Political Action Committee; unlimited sums of money

300

What is jury duty?

When people are called to be part of a "jury of their peers" and to decide on the innocence or guilt of someone in a case

300
Why were the words "under god" added to the pledge of allegiance?

in response to the cold war in the 50s

400
The role of mass media in setting the public agenda is to 

decide which topics to cover and the extent of coverage

400

What is something odd about presidential elections that has only happened five times because of the electoral college?

popular vote did not win

400

What is hard money?

money raised for electing candidates

400

What is the selective service?

When males in the US turn 18, they must sign up for the selective service. This would allow the US to "draft" males if there are not enough volunteers for the military

400

List at least three ways you can volunteer in your community

picking up trash, helping kids teams, serving at a soup kitchen, putting hygiene bags together for the less fortunate, working at a local animal shelter, read to small kids, etc. 

500

Who are you pledging allegiance to when you say the pledge?

to the American flag

500

Who is Francis Bellamy?

The person who wrote the pledge of allegiance 

500

Describe what happened in the BCRA of 2002

politicians from two typically opposite parties agreed that soft money spending needed to be limited for campaign advertising

500

What is the difference between a civic duty and a civic responsibility?

a civic duty is required and a responsibility is how you be a citizen

500

How can people participate in Civic Responsibilities?

Staying informed, voting, volunteering in their community

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