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7 gr ch 9 & 10

7 gr ch 9 & 10 SS review

referendum way to approve or reject local laws
propaganda attempt to promote a particular person or idea
initiative way for citizen to propose new laws or state constitutional amendment
special interest group fund a candidate's campaign by forming a Political Action Committee
PAC poliitical action committee
political advertisement give a candidate the chance to attack an opponent without offering a chance to respond
polling place where voting takes place
elections are a two part process involving primary races and general elections
straight ticket voting for all candidates in one political party
ballots and returns taken to the election board to be counted
electorate all of the people who are eligible to vote
green power opposes power of corporations and favors decision making at the grassroots level
caucuses and primary elections what is used to choose convention delegates
precinct where voters cast their ballots at the same voting place
Tammany Hall political machine
direct primary election in which voters choose candidates to represent each party in a general election
open primary voters do not need to declare their party preference in order to vote
independent candidates they get on the state's ballot by petition
single issue party third party formed to promote a social, economic, or moral issue
Republicans have few economic regulations
precinct voting district
every even numbered year when 1/3 of the Senate seats up for election
Ross Perot independent candidate who received 19,742,000 votes in the 1992 election
President George Washington believed that the leaders of a political party might try to use their position to benefit themselves; opposed political parties
Anti-Imperialist League wanted to stop US expansion in the Phillipines
Split Ticket Vote voting for candidates from both parties
absentee ballot way to vote if you are away from your polling place on election day
exit polls way to predict winners of elections before the polls close; polling voters as they leave their polling place
apathy lack of interest; why some people do not vote
proposition proposed new law put on the ballot at the general election
soft money donations given to political parties and not designated for a particular candidate's campaign
Political Action Committees give most of their money to incumbents
appointed to high level jobs trusted supporters of an elected candidate
third parties rarely win election; never won a presidential election
plank individual part of a party's platform
delegates represent state at the party's national convention
grassroots level government neighborhood level
closed primary declared members of a party vote for that party's nominee
plurality of vote states award a party's nomination to the candidate who receives this
runoff primary election between the top two vote getters
political party's national committee delegates from every state
political party association of voters with broad common interests who want to elect candidates who share the same interests
constitution says nothing about political parties
Abraham Lincoln first president from the Republican Party
one party system party and government are nearly the same
political machine strong party organization
U. S. citizens do not have to join a political party
plurality most votes among those running
closed primary what most states hold
petition how independent candidates get on the ballot
watchdog party the party that is out of power
ballot what candidates cast their vote on; list of candidates
returns results of an election
state canvassing authority where the election board sends the returns to be certified
initiatives proposed new laws or state constitutional amendments
referendum how or where a citizen can approve or reject a state or local law
recall when a public official is removed from officw
propaganda techniques used to persuade voters to choose them over other candidates
campaigns funded through public and private monies
soft money donations given to political parties rather than to specific candidates
political action committee groups that donate money to candidates who favor their positions on certain issues
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