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Honors Government 3

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Public Policy All of the many goals that a government pursues in all of the many areas of human affairs in which it is involved.
Electoral College After someone wins the popular vote they must also get 270 electoral votes.
Suffrage Latin for the right to vote.
Franchise French for the right to vote.
Revolutionary Democratic: Person who wants to totally overthrow the government and change things.
Radical Democratic: Favors extreme change to create an altered or entirely new social system.
Liberal Democratic: Believes that government must take action to change economic, political, and ideological policies thought to be unfair.
Moderate Holds many beliefs that are liberal and conservative.
Conservative Republican: Seeks to keep in place the economic, political, and social structures of society.
Reactionary Favors things to be the way they used to be.
Primaries Where people vote within their parties for a candidate.
Poll Tax Tax demanded by states to keep people from voting.
Grandfather Clause Law that states came up with to keep people from voting. One can only vote if their ancestors voted.
Split Ticket Voting for candidates of different parties of offices at the same time.
PACS An organization that raises money privately and employs lobbyists to influence legislation, particularly at the federal level.
Popular Vote The peoples vote. How the people vote in the general election.
Plank A political issue.
Platform Where a party stands on different political planks.
Straight Ticket The practice of voting for candidates in one party in an election.
Soft Money Money given to state and local party organizations for voting-related activities.
Swing States States that can vote Democratic or Republican. Politicians focus on them.
Lobbyists Person who tries to persuade public officials to do those things that interest groups want them to do.
Crossing Over When someone votes for the lesser candidate in the other party to hurt them.
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