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Civics Vocab.

March 23

third party a minor political party in the United States that chanllenges the two major parties
platform a political pariy's statement of its goals and positions on public issues
candidate a person seeking an elected government office
polictal machine a stong party organization that can control political appointments and deliver votes
primary election an election in whic party members choose candidates to run for office; narrow them down
propaganda techniques techniques used to promote a particular person or idea
mass media sources of news information that are widely distributed, including television, radio, newspapers and magazines
lobbyists a person who tries to persuade government officials to support a particular group or position
apathy a lack of interest;don't care
liberal one who is open-minded or not strict in the observance of orthodox, traditional or established forms or ways;liberal
moderate avoiding extremes of behavior or expression; not liberal or conservative
conservative one who adheres to traditional methods or views; republican
partisan a firm adherent to a party, faction, cause or person; one exhibiting blind, prejudiced and unreasoning allegiance; know what party
non-partisan not having a firm adherence to a party, faction, cause or person; don't know what party
endorsements to express support or approval of publicly or definitely; celebrity to vote for a certain candidate
Democratic Party more for social programs and spending money
Republican Party more traditional; keep things the same
one-party system one political party runs the country
two-party system two political parties run the country
multi-party system many political parties run the country
general election people(constituants) vote for a leader
political action committee people who have an issue what a person to run who believes in the same issues that they do
voter registration when you turn 18 you can register to vote
board of elections in charge of elections and makes sure they run smoothly
polls where you vote; people call and ask who you plan to vote for
Created by: Civics123