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195. Give 2 of the 8 Factors that effect voter turnout. (2 points) (GOVT 6g)
Declining party activities
Election Day laws
Legal restrictions
Frequency of elections
Other forms of political part
Lack of ideological choices
Current voter attitude
194. Give 2 reasons political parties are declining. (2 points)
We are in an era of party de-alignment because of a divided government
No longer have any real power; more representational
Parties are used merely as a label
182. The Know-Nothing Party is an example of a (an)
one-issue. (GOVT 6a)
183. The Libertarian Party is an example of a (an)
ideological. (GOVT 6a)
177. A description of the American political system once used by scholars, contending that policy making encompasses competition among interest groups. This idea is generally considered wrong. (GOVT 9b)
Pluralistic political system
176. An inducement to join a mass-membership organization based on a sense of pleasure status, or companionship. (GOVT 9b)
Solidary incentive
174. A widely shared demand for change in some aspect of social or political order. (GOVT 9b)
Social movement
172. An interest group whose principal purpose is to benefit nonmembers. (GOVT 9b)
Public interest group
170. An organization that seeks to influence public policy (generally speaking). (GOVT 9b)
Interest group
164. A law that required groups and individuals that are seeking to influence legislation to register with the secretary of the Senate and the clerk of the House? (GOVT 9b)
Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act of 1946
160. Plurality runoff method (GOVT 6b)
Holding multiple rounds of party voting to ensure winner was elected due to popular vote
154. Which amendment allowed 18-21 year-olds the right to vote? (GOVT 6f)
26th amendment
153. Which amendment abolished the poll tax? (GOVT 6f)
24th amendment
150. 3 reasons elections are important to the American people. (GOVT 6a)
Because it is symbolic, gives us function, and gives our country legitimacy
130. An alternative for choosing candidates in which party members meet to choose candidates. (GOVT 9d)
Caucus
129. An electoral system in which the winner receives the most votes even if they do not constitute a majority. (GOVT 6b)
Rally
128. The ultimate authority in both major political parties in the United States. These events are held every four years to nominate presidential candidates. (GOVT 6b)
National party convention
120. The requirement that all delegates from each state vote with the majority at the convention. (GOVT 6b)
Unit rule
96. A person that would become politically involved by writing a letter to a government
Parochial participant
79. What was known as “new federalism?” (GOVT 4c)
Nixon was in charge and was commissioned create revenue sharing to give money back to the states
68. A political system in which all the power is in the hands of the central government is known as a (GOVT 4c)
Unitary government