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The idea that ordinary people have a right and a duty to participate in public affairs is the essential component of the ideal of
Women gained the right to vote
The poll tax was used to
Keep blacks from voting
The frequency of elections in the U.S. reduces voter turnout by
Unlike in many other democracies, elections in the U.S. are traditionally held on
One of the reasons why voter turnout is lower in the U.S. than in Western European countries is that
The responsibility to register is in the voter's hands as opposed to the government's
Voter Registration in the U.S.
Responsibility to register is in the hands of the voter
Civic duty and apathy are attitudes that are usually acquired from
Education and income affects voter turnout
The chief obstacle to Americans' participation in community activities
Motivation to join in
Voter identification cards find the most support among
Republican controlled state legislatures
When it comes to protest activities, a majority of Americans are
Public support is relatively low compared to Western European democracies
Protest activity is a reversal to the pattern of voting in that it
Historically speaking, states with the most restrictive voting registration laws are concentrated in which region?
Citizens in which of the following countries are most likely to volunteer time and money to promote community causes?
France and Germany
Eighteen, nineteen, and twenty year-old Americans were granted the right to vote in
In the United States, the primary responsibility for registration of the individual voter rests with the
Person who is voting
Since the 1960s, the level of turnout in presidential elections has averaged _____ percent
What issue has done the most to bring young Americans to the voting booth in the twenty-first century?
The Iraq War
__________ elections ted to draw the largest percentage of voters in the U.S.
Political parties serve to
Offer the voting public a choice
The first American political parties emerged from the conflict between
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson
If minor party gains a large following, it is almost certain that
The majority party(s) will awaken to the issue and the minor party will lose support
The major reason for the persistence of the American two-party system
The result of the nation choosing its officials through plurality voting in single member districts
The history of democratic government is virtually synonymous with the history of
All of the following are characteristic of a party realignment
1. The disruption of the existing political order
2. An election contest in which voters shift their support strongly toward one party
3. A major change in policy brought about by a newly dominant party
4. An enduring change in the party coalitions
Which of the following encourages the two major parties to build broad coalitions?
America's Two-Party System?
Prospective voting is characterized by
What the candidate promises to do
________ is based on judgment about the past performance of an elected official
_______ lost the 1964 presidential election in a landslide because his views were seen as too extreme
__________ does not have a competitive multiparty system
What party has made big gains in recent decades among white fundamentalist Christians, based on it positions on topics like abortion and school prayer?
Which of the following groups is most closely aligned with the Democratic Party, voting about 85% Democratic in presidential elections?
Which of the following groups is NOT typically a part of the Democratic coalition?
Rich white people
_________was the only Republican elected president from 1932-1964
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Most states conduct __________ primaries
In the 2008 presidential election, _______ used the Internet most successfully to attract followers and raise donations
Which of the following ar key players in the modern campaign?
James Carville, DIck MOrris, and Roger AIles are all examples of
Political Campaign Stragetists
During the 20th century, American parties lost their complete control over
Which of the following represents the greatest blow to the organizational strength of U.S. parties?
Candidate-centered politics encourages all of the following
Quick rise to prominence. Encourages the national officeholders to be responsive to local interests.
On average, how much money must a U.S. senator raise every week of his or her six year term in order to acquire enough money to launch another bid?
Which of the following statements about the patrongage system is true?
They owe their jobs and loyalty to their senator or representative, not to the party
About 95% of all political activists int he United States work at
The election of ________ represented a party realignment
Abraham Lincoln was first elected in 1860 with ______ percent of the popular vote
The theory that society's interest are most effectively represented through group action is
According to James Madison, the source of most factions is the
The most fully organized interests are those that have which of the following as their primary purpose?
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Citizens' interest groups are distinguished from economic interest groups by the fact that
They are not motivated by a material incentive, but by a purposive incentive (the satisfaction of contributing to what they regard as a worthy goal or purpose
An interest group that focuses on policy benefits for senior citizen would be an example of
Citizen interest group
Some groups pursue collective goods. A collective good is one that ________.
Offers an incentive for membership. By definition, collective goods belong to all; they cannot be granted or withehld on an individual basis
A flaw in pluralism theory is the fact that
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