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Republican Party had high/low tariffs?
This party supported High Tariffs.
Which party annexed Hawaii?
Republican Party annexed this state.
Which is the party of big business?
The Republican Party.
Define Conservative Coalition:
An unofficial congressional coalition that brought together a conservative majority of the Republican Party and a conservative (mostly southern) democratic party to work on domestic issues between 1940 to 1960.
1994-this party got both houses of congress.
The Republican Party got this in 1994.
2006-this party got both houses of congress.
The Democratic Party got this in 2006.
1994-2006 Republic revolution characterized by what 5 characteristics?
Social Conservatism, Robust Executive Branch, Tax Cuts, Hawkish Foreign Policy, and Deregulation of Industries.
Republican Party has what platform?
This party has a Conservative Platform.
Present day: Which party has minority of seats in both houses?
Present day: Republican Party has the minority in which house?
Present day: Which party has the minority of state governorships?
The Republican Party.
How many members does the Republican part have? What fraction of the electorate?
55,000,000 members.

1/3 of the Electorate.
Bush is the __th Republican President.
19th President.
Republican Party Chairman:
Mike Duncan
Senator Leader:
Mitch McConnel
House Leader:
John Boehner
In the 2006 off-year election, what percentages of men and women voted for GOP?
43% women.

47% men.
Do African Americans support the GOP?
No. This race does not support the Republican Party.
In the 2000 election, what percentage of Hispanics voted for GOP?
36% of this race voted for the GOP.
Cuban (90%) and Vietnamese greatly support this party.
The Republican Party for its anti-communist approach.
In the 2006 elections, the GOP won what percentages of the following vote: White, Asians, Hispanic, and African American.
51% White
37% Asians
30% Hispanic
10% African American voted for this party.
Married women vote for this party, while unmarried women vote for the other by what percent.
Married - Republican Party

Democratic Party by 60%
In 2004, Bush won what percent of these voters:
Poorest, Richest, and all in between.
41% of the Poorest 20%
55% of the Richest 25%
53% of all In between
What is the stronghold of the Republican Vote/strength?
The Military vote for this party.
What percent of active duty personnel and officers favor the GOP.
57% Active Duty

66% of Officers
In 2004, voters who attend Church on a weekly basis voted for this party by what percent.
60% voted for the Republican Party.
Percentages that voted for GOP:
Catholics
Protestants
Evangelicals
52% Catholics

59% Protestants

80% Evangelicals
What Regions do the Republicans dominate?
South and rocky mountain west.
Midwestern states (lean this way).
Rural areas and suburbs.
Great Plain states (OK, KA, NE).
South (since 1960s).
What percentage of whites are republicans?
80% of whites.
Which party supports:

Free Market
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Favor Pro-Business Politcs
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Economic Liberalism
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Fiscal Conservatism
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Chartiable Organization more effective than gov. programs
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Should be social safety net
Republican Party
Which party:

Oppose national health care
Republican Party
Which party:

Oppose power of Unions
Republican Party
Which party:

Oppose increasing minimum wage
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Rigid standards hurt business and economy. Skeptical that human activity affected global warming.
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Support drilling for oil in protected lands
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Marriage between man and woman.
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Pro-Life
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Faith based initiave
Republican Party
Which party supports:

Reduction of welfare benefits
Republican Party
Which party does not support:

Affirmative action (any type of racial differences)
Republican Party
Which party supports:

pro-death penalty
Republican Party
Which party:

Favors stronger punishments for crimes
Republican Party
Which party:

Pro-gun
Republican Party
Which party:

School Choice
Republican Party
Which party:

School Prayer
Republican Party
Which party:

Teaching Creationism
Republican Party
Which party:

Split on stem cell research (majority do). Most oppose embryonic.
Republican Party
Which party:

Supports strong national defense.
Republican Party
Which party:

Unilateralism (extreme cases US will act alone)
Republican Party
Which party:

Oppose democratically elected officials in Venezuela.
Republican Party
Which party:

Is divided on illegal immigration. Tighter border security.
Republican Party
Cleavages of Interest Groups: (4)
Ethnic
Religious
Social (pro-life/pro-choice)
Economic (represent labor)
Why do we have so many Interest Groups? (5)
Cleavages, Political Parties (political parties are weak, interest groups are stronger), Government intervention in Economy, Government Itself (lobbied by interest groups, unique to different levels of government), and the Constitution.
What determines interest group power? (6)
Money (AMA), Membership size (AARP), Leadership skills, Prestige of members (donations), Intensity of beliefs (National Rifle Organization - vote based on that issue alone), Organizational structure (present in all 50 states).
Do interest groups have power due to money?
Not much difference to candidates anymore (can only give $5,000 to one candidate).
What do interest groups do and why are they important? (4)
Money (sort-of), Access to government, Provide Information to government (very credible), Will bring people to polls to vote.
Three reasons to join an interest group:
Tangible Incentives - a raise (union), no toxic waste dump in backyard; Solidarity Incentives - meet people like you; Idealogical reasons - believe strongly for this cause.
Problems with Interest groups:
(10)
1. Freerider 2. People will find new Issues to complain about in order to keep benefits of interest groups 3. Small interest groups are powerful (on any hot button issue) 4. Demands 5. Overloads the government (7,000 pages of new law every year to satisfy interest groups) 6. Small groups block new technologies (rejected robots - hurt auto industry) 7. Regulations (protect themselves) 8. Tariffs 9. Inflexible Economy 10. Large Scale interest groups are OK - benefit economy.
Percentages that voted for democrats:
Hispanics, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Arab
Hispanics (Clinton got 70%), Asian Americans moving over to democratic side (China and Japan vote Dem.), Native Americans most, and Arab (75%)
Arabs voted Republican before 911 by what percentage?
85%

(now vote Dem. by 75%)
Democrats support higher/lower minimum wage.
Higher. Help working poor.
Democrats position on energy and oil (4).
1. Oppose New Drilling
2. Oppose Tax Cuts for Oil Companies
3. Favor renewable energy sources
4. Higher fuel economy standards to lower oil consumption
Democrats on Fiscal Policy:
Support.
Higher taxes on rich. Reduce gov. spending to keep debt in control. Pay-as-you-go program (must say where you get the money).
Democrats on Health Care:
Healthcare for all.
Democrats on Environment:
Tie health of family to economy to environment (Global warming big issue)
Republicans on Environment:
Think too much of environment, economy will suffer.
Democrats on College Education:
Little to no tuition

Short term: Greater funding for Pell Grants. College tuition tax deductions.
Democrats on Discrimination:
Sex, Race, Orientation, Creed etc. and mental disibility.
Democrats on Same Sex Marriage:
Favor civil union, should be determined by each of the states. support adoption issues.
Democrats on Reproductive Rights:
All women should have access to birth control.
Abortion should be safe, legal and rare. Party is split on partial birth abortions.
Democrats on Stem Cell Research:
Supported
Democrats on Afghanistan:
supported at time, most still support it. Many want to send Iraq soldiers to Afghanistan. Track down osama bin laden.
Democrats on Iraq:
Divided. Majority of house voted against invasion. Most in senate was for it. (Not in control of either house)
Democrats on Torture:
No Torture. (Even Iraqis should be treated with respect to Geneva convention).
Democrats on Patriot Act:
Many now voted against it. Most in senate voted for renewal after it was toned down.
Democrats on Crime:
Methods on prevention. Reduce police and prison costs. People aren't just dirt bags.
Democrats on Gun Control:
Reduce Crime. More Regulation. Now pretty much Pro-Gun.