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civics unit 6

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 want 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
interests groups People with similar points of view who work together to promote that point of view
referedum a 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
propaganda technique used to promote a particular person or subject
Canidate 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
Political actions committee (PAC) an organization established to raise money to support an issue or candidate
nominate To choose a candidate to run for political office
lobbying an organized effort to persuade government officials to support a particular group or positions on a issue
Political center (moderate) A political ideology in which a person's opinions and beliefs are not strong or extreme. The majority of Americans fall into this group
Straight ticket The practice of voting for all the candidates of one political party
Editorials a writing or cartoon based on a opinion of a political 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 A item of a political party's platform. Specific statement about how a political party's stand on the issues
caueus A meeting of political party memebers 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 on 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 governes
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