Presentation on theme: "Warm Up What does big government mean? What is a Splinter Party?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Warm Up What does big government mean? What is a Splinter Party? What impact can 3rd Parties have on an election and our government?
2 Period 3 - Warm Up What does conservative mean? What does liberal mean?What does big government mean?Define political spectrum.
3 Unit 3.2: Voting & Voting Behavior Changes to the ElectorateVoting RequirementsVoting BehaviorsAbstainingSociological FactorsPsychological Factors
4 Unit 3: Participating in Government Citizens & Political PartiesVotingElectoral ProcessMediaInterest Groups
5 Vocabulary & Learning Outcomes DiscriminationElectorateGender gapGerrymanderingIndependentParty identificationPolitical socializationPoll taxSplit-ticket votingStraight-ticket votingSuffrage/franchiseVoting Rights Act (1965)Explain demographic factors related to political participation and its impact on government policy.Evaluate circumstances that limited personal and civic responsibilities of United States citizens.(H) Devise an action plan to convince citizens of the benefits of participating in the political process through voting.
6 GUESS HOW THEY WILL VOTE! In your group, do the following:Analyze the characteristics of each voterMake an educated guess on whether he or she will vote for the Republican or Democrat Candidate.Justify your guess with proper reasoning.In your reasoning specifically tie the person’s beliefs of specific issues to the party’s platform.Feel free to use your political party platform chart
7 Debrief/Discussion Questions What information did you use to figure out which way each person would vote?When there was conflicting evidence in the person’s bio, how did your group come to a decision?How do you think this decision process relates to real life?Can you see yourself having these issues when you are able to vote?What are some ways to resolve some of these issues?
8 Warm UpWhat challenges do you see yourself facing when you are allowed to vote?What are the current requirements to vote? Should there be more?Do you think people should ever be denied the right to vote? Explain your reasoning.
9 History of Voting Vote on Tuesday Suppressing the VoteHistory of Voting Vote on Tuesday
10 Quiz Review Terms Thursday, 2/6 BipartisanConservativeLiberalModerateMultiparty SystemPartisanshipPluralityPolitical PartyPolitical SpectrumSplitter PartyThird (minor) PartyTwo-party SystemKnow political party platform stances on political issues
14 Voting Behavior: Abstaining Voter turnout is so low in the United States because people are generally happy with the government. Their apathetic attitude towards voting represents their content, otherwise they would head to the polls to make the changes they felt were necessary.Do you agree with this statement?Defend your reasoning to why you think it is correct or incorrect?
16 Low Voter Turnout Does your vote matter? Closest Elections
17 Warm Up What is voter apathy? What are 3 reasons for voter abstinence (not voting)?Describe the impact of the Voting Rights Act (1965).
18 Voter Turnout Is Voter Turnout a problem? Should we have compulsory voting (require people to vote)?What do you think are some Pros?What do you think are some Cons?Compulsory Voting – PROCompulsory Voting - CON
19 Which factor do you think is the most significant? Voting BehaviorName some Sociological FactorsName somePsychological factorsEnvironment we live in, experiences, and people around us.AgeGenderEducationIncomeOccupationReligionEthnic BackgroundGeographyVoter perception of politics & how they view parties, candidates, & issues.Party IdentificationCandidateIssuesWhich factor do you think is the most significant?
20 2012 Group Voting Characteristics GROUPSREPUBLICANDEMOCRATMENWOMENWHITEAFRICAN AMERICANLATINOASIAN18-29 YRS OLD30—44 YRS OLDYRS OLDOVER 65 YRS OLD
21 2012 Group Voting Characteristics (continued) GROUPSREPUBLICANDEMOCRATLESS THAN 100K/YR100K/YR OR MORENO HIGH SCHOOLHIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMASOME COLLEGECOLLEGE GRADUATEPOSTGRADUATE STUDYDEMOCRATICINDEPENDENT
23 What is Straight-ticket Voting and Split-ticket Voting? Party IdentificationWhat is Straight-ticket Voting and Split-ticket Voting?Straight-ticket VotingVoting for candidates from one political party in the same electionSplit-ticket VotingVoting for candidates from different political parties in one election