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unit 6 vocabulary


campaign An orginazation 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 sucess.
canvassing Going through neighborhoods asking for votes or taking public opinion polls
interest groups People with similar point of views who work together to promote that point of view
referendum An election witch voters can approve or reject a local or state law
precint A geographical area that contains a specific number of voters.
bias A one sided or slanted point of view.
propaganda Technique used to promote a particular person or idea.
candidate A person seeking an elected government office
platform A political party's statement of it's goals and positions on public issues. It is made up of a series of planks.
liberal A politicial ideology in which a person is open to new ideas, and willing to initate change or reform. They prefer a large government that can address social issues and provide programs to help groups achieve sucecss
political action committees (PAC) An orginization established to raise money to support an issue or candidate
nominate To choose a candidate to run for politicial office
lobbying An organized effort to persuade government officials to support a particular group or position on an issue
political center moderate A politicial ideology in which a person's opinions and beliefs are not strong or extreme. The majority of americans fall in this categoriy
straight ticket The practice of voting for all the candidates of one political party
editorials A writing or a cartoon based on opinon of politicial events that is published in a newspaper or magazine and is designed to promote discussion about an issue
convention A large gathering of people who share a common interest including formal gatherings of people for political purposes
plank An item of a political party's platform. Specific statements about how a political party's stand on the issues
caucus A meeting of political party members to conduct party business. Usually to nominate a candidate to run for office.
popular vote Votes cast directly by the people.
split ticket The practice of voting for candidates of different political parties in an election.
recall Elections in which voters can remove a public official from office
political party An organization made up of people who share similar issues about the way the country should be govered
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