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PostSubject: AP Government Unit 3 Study Guide   Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:12 pm

APGOPO Unit 3 Study Guide 

  1. In most states, candidates for office are chosen by primary elections. 
  2. The Founders saw political parties as factions motivated by ambition and self-interest. 
  3. The progressives, a faction of the Republican Party, were opposed to the patronage system and feared the influx of immigrants, who could be incorporated into the political machine. 
  4. Scholars have identified 5 critical or realigning periods in American politics. 
  5. Ticket splitting was almost unheard of in the nineteenth century because political parties provided voters with ballots and government printed ballots printed candidates in columns. 
  6. The national chairman manages the day to day work of the party. 
  7. An example of an organization that sponsors a local party is the United Auto Workers (UAW) in Detroit. 
  8. The Libertarian and Socialist parties in the United States are examples of ideological parties. 
  9. The differences between the two major parties can best be characterized by large policy differences among activists and much smaller ones among the rank and file. 
  10. The Populist party is an example of an economic protest party. 
  11. A major difference between presidential campaigns and congressional campaigns is that presidential races are generally more competitive. 
  12. In 1911, Congress decided that the House had become large enough and voted to fix its size at 435. 
  13. Most newly elected members of the House can expect an increase of 8 to 10 percent more votes when they run for re-election. 
  14. Legislators who think of themselves as trustees are most likely to do what they perceive is best. 
  15. An example of a valence issue was when Jimmy Carter seemed more likely to favor honesty in government than did his opponent in 1976. 
  16. A PAC must have 50 members.  
  17. Bush generally won the votes of all the following EXCEPT unmarried voters. 
  18. One advantage that incumbents always have over challengers is their use of free mailings, or franks. 
  19. Republicans tend to be more loyal to their candidate in presidential elections. 
  20. The Republican party was clearly the dominant party in American politics from 1896 to 1932. 
  21. James Madison believed that the latent causes of faction were rooted in the nature of Man. 
  22. Ralph Nader has spawned more than a dozen interest groups since the mid-1960's. 
  23. The appeal of an organization's stated goals is NOT an example of a material incentive. 
  24. Of the three major sources of funds available to interest groups, the one that is unique to modern interest groups is computerized direct-mail solicitations. 
  25. The value of information, the power of the lobbyists, and thus the success of interest groups are greatest when the issue is fairly narrow. 
  26. The campaign finance reforms of 1973 encouraged a rapid growth in PACs. 
  27. The Americans who are most likely to join interest groups are people with better-than-average incomes. 
  28. Of the exertion of public pressure on legislators, the text concludes that it is not clear how often it works. 
  29. A government official might leave her position and join a corporation to which she previously awarded government contracts. This is a clear example of the revolving door. 
  30. Interest-group activity is protected under the U.S. Constitution by the First Amendment. 
  31. In the early years of the republic, newspapers were financially supported by subsidies from political parties and politicians. 
  32. At the turn of the century, the growing media sensationalism influencing public opinion was known as yellow journalism. 
  33. A member of Congress who wishes to maximize his or her news media attention is well advised to attack the president. 
  34. Most of the national news that local papers publish comes from wire services. 
  35. The television weekly 60 Minutes runs a segment on the role of local politicians in the drug trade. The issue soon becomes the subject of national debate. In this role, 60 Minutes is acting as gatekeeper. 
  36. The First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution prevents the government from censoring the media. 
  37. In general, the Supreme Court has upheld the government's right to compel reporters to divulge information concerning the commission of a crime. 
  38. The equal time rule obliges stations that sell advertising to one political candidate to sell equal time to that person's opponent. 
  39. Whatever the political dispositions of members of the national news media might be, the public tend to perceive them as liberal. 
  40. Negative ads are NOT associated with increased voter turnout.
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PostSubject: Re: AP Government Unit 3 Study Guide   Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:41 pm

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