Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Government Unit 3

Government Unit 3- Political Parties, interest groups, and the media

QuestionAnswer
What is a Political Party? an organization that sponsor's a candidate for political office under the organization's name.
What is a platform? A public statement of the principles, objectives, and policy of a political party.
What are third parties? they are non factors. they arise when there is a dissatisfaction w/ two major parties and they force major parties to expand the agenda and include them.
PAC's and why they were created: political action comittees; a private group organized to financially support candidates for office
What is hard money? money donated directly to the candidate or party; regulated and limited by legislation; donor names must be declared and part of public record
What is soft money? indirect donations; donated to parties for "party building" activities and pumped into advertising.
What are lobbyists? people who influence congressmen to support thier issue
A coalition is what? the people who make up and support a certain political party
What is Split ticket voting? voting for a specific candidate, not strictly by party lines.
What are critical elections? a major traumatic event caused the dominate party to faulter in voter's eyes and the opposition party seizes control.
What are party eras? times in history (and the present) highlighted by critical elections.
What is a centrist? a moderate
What is broadcasting? term adopted by the major TV networks because their signal was being sent out to a broad audience.
Narrowcasting is what? term applied to today's cable/satellite/internet programming aimed at a narrow/particular audience
What are some reasons political parties work and make sense? They create competition, choice, and democracy
What is a media event? an event purposely staged for the media and made to look spontaneous.
A bolter party is... TR, Wallace, Perot
A Doctrinal Party is... The socialist, Communist, Libertarian
A single issue party is... a party focused on one issue or principle.
What are the two main goals of the 1974 Federal Election Campaign Act? to provide a voluntary public financery programfor presidential candidates' to require all PAC's candidates, and all party committees to disclose all constributions and expenditures.
What two key events brought about the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002? 1996 financial scandal involving Clinton and the 200 Enron Scandal
What two events changed the media and public perception of our government? Vietnam and Watergate
What drives media coverage? Technology and scandal
What do americans want to see on the news? disaster, scandal, violence, and conflict
What do PAC's do? they financially support candidates for office
What create PAC's? The Federal Election Campaign Act
Created by: pochatkin