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GoPo Vocab H-J

GoPo Review Vocab H - J

Federally regulated campaign contributions made to political candidates and political parties. Under current law, they cannot exceed $2000 per election cycle (plus inflation) Hard Money
A formal accusation against a public official by the House; NOT a conviction Impeachment
A formal list of charges made by a grand jury and guaranteed in the Fifth Amendment Indictment
Speech at the national nominating convention that outlines the themes of the campaign Keynote address
A chain of people in Washington-based interest groups, on congressional staffs, in universities, and think tanks, and in the mass media who regularly discuss and advocate public policies, for example in foreign policy or in health policy Issue network
An economic philosophy that suggests that the government should intervene to create the right level of demand by pumping more money into the economy (when demand is low) and taking it out (when demand is too great) Keynesianism
Legislation that legalized segregation even after the adoption of the 14th Amendment Jim Crow
Gives the Supreme Court the power to interpret the Constitution and specifically acts of Congress, the president, and the states and determine if these acts are constitutional Judicial review
A court that maintains the status quo or mirrors what the other branches of government have established as current policy Judicial restraint
The person currently in office Incumbent
An organization of people sharing a common concern or goal that seeks to influence the making of public policy Interest group
A close relationship between an executive agency, a congressional committee, and an interest group that often becomes a mutually advantageous alliance iron triangle
Economic situation characterized by steadily rising prices and falling purchasing power Inflation
Doctrine that made the Bill of Rights apply to the states as a result of Supreme Court decisions Incorporation
A group theory characterized by many interest groups vying for control resulting in a government that is tied up in gridlock Hyperpluralism
Congressional committee made up of members of both political parties from the Senate and House of Representatives Joint
A procedure allowing voters to submit a proposed law to a a popular vote by obtaining a required number of signatures Initiative
Rights that safeguards a person from illegal imprisonment Habeas corpus
The extension of the Bill of Rights to the citizens of the states, creating a concept of dual citizenship, wherein a citizen was under the jurisdiction of both the national and the state government Judicial federalism
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