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8th Grade History

Chapters 12-1, 12-2, 12-3

favorite son a candidate for national office who has support mostly from his home state
plurality the largest number of something
majority greater than half of a total number of something
mudslinging a method in election campaigns that uses gossip and lies to make an opponent look bad
bureaucracy a system of government in which specialized tasks are carried out by appointed officials rather than by elected ones
spoils system practice of handing out government jobs to supporters; replacing government employees with the winning candidate's supporters
nominating convention a meeting in which representative members of a political party choose candidates to run for important elected offices
facilitate to help make happen
participate to take part in
relocate to move to another place
federal relating to a national government
survive to continue existing or living after nearly being destroyed
veto to reject a bill and prevent it from becoming law
institution an organization that has an important purpose in society
symbol a word or object that stands for something else
Created by: SSC 8th LA