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Unit 6 Vocabulary

campaign An orgainized effert to gather support for a candidate
conervative A political ideology in witch aperson wants to keep things the way the are, and want lees change. They perfer a small governmentwith less social programs, and more individulal responsibility for success.
convassing Going thru neighborhoods asking for votes or taking puplic opinion polls.
intersets groups poeple with simular points of view who work together to promote that piont of view.
referendum An election in witch voters can approve or reject a local or state law
precinet 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 its goals and positions on public issues. It is made up of a series of planks.
liberal A political party’s statement of its goals and positions on public issues. It is made up of a series of planks.
political action commitiee 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 position on an issue.
political center group 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 category.
striaght ticket The practice of voting for all the candidates of one political party.
edidorials a writing or cartoon based on opinion of political events that is published in a newspaper or magazine and is designed to promote discussion about an issue.
covention 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 An 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 governed.
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