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Unit 6 vocabulary
|An organized effort to gather support for a candidate.
|A political ideology in which a person wants to keep things the way the are, and want less change. They prefer a small government with less social programs, and more individual responsibility for success.
|Going through neighborhoods asking for votes or taking public opinion polls.
|People with similar points of view who work together to promote that point of view.
|An election in which voters can approve or reject a local or state law.
|A geographical area that contains a specific number of voters.
|A one sided or slanted point of view.
|Technique used to promote a particular person or idea.
|A person seeking an elected government office.
|A political party’s statement of its goals and positions on public issues. It is made up of a series of planks.
|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 Action Committee (PAC)
|An organization established to raise money to support an issue or candidate.
|To choose a candidate to run for political office.
|An organized effort to persuade government officials to support a particular group or position on an issue.
|Political center- moderate
|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.
|The practice of voting for all the candidates of one political party.
|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.
|a large gathering of people who share a common interest including formal gatherings of people for political purposes.
|An item of a political party’s platform. Specific statements about how a political party’s stand on the issues.
|A meeting of political party members to conduct party business. Usually to nominate a candidate to run for office.
|Votes cast directly by the people.
|The practice of voting for candidates of different political parties in an election.
|An elections in which voters can remove a public official from office.
|An organization made up of people who share similar issues about the way the country should be governed.