and Information in Politics Review Sheet
Voting, Political Parties, Elections, Interest Groups and
ways that voting was limited in the past (literacy tests, poll taxes,
the Constitution allowed for greater voting participation over time
significant reason people dont vote
greatest predictor of voting
you need in order to vote age, registration, etc.
between a midterm and general election
Rock the Vote
third parties add to the political process
groups tend to support Republicans v. Democrats
ticket voting vs. straight ticket
identification do most people specifically identify with a party.
of political parties party as a label, party as an organization, party
The Making of a Democrat
Kennedy and Catholicism
spending in elections (significance and rules)
spending and Buckley v. Valeo
conventions at the end of the primary season significant?
interest groups help the public and Congress
going public, litigation, lobbying know what they are and the difference
Law, single interest groups, free rider problem
of media gatekeeper, scorekeeper, watchdog
in America Washington Post and
all 16 cases from the in-class projects.
The media plays an indispensable role in American
politics. (a). State two ways this comment is true (use the
roles of the media in your explanation:
gatekeeper, scorekeeper, watchdog)
(b) State one way in which you discuss how the media can actually
complicate and confuse the political process.