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Social Studies

TermDefinition
Campaign An organized effort to gather support for a candidate.
Conservative A political ideology in which a person wants to keep things the way they are and want less change. They prefer a small government with less social programs, and more individual responsibility for success.
Canvassing Going through neighborhoods asking for votes or taking public opinion polls.
Interest Groups People with similar points of view who work together to promote that point of view
Referendum An election in which voters can approve or reject a local or state law
Precinct A geographical area that contains a specific number of voters
Bias A one sided or slanted point of view
Candidate A person seeking an elected government office
Platform A political party's statement of its goals and positions on public issues. It is made up of a series of planks
Liberal A political ideology in which a person is open to new ideas , and willing to initiate change or reform. They prefer a large government that can address social issues and provide programs to help groups achieve success
PAC An organization established to raise money to support an issue or candidate
Propaganda A technique used to promote a particular person or idea
Created by: budderman54