15 Independent votersPeople who do not support a particular political party
16 ballotThe device voters use to register a choice in an election
17 propagandaA message that is meant to influence people’s ideas, opinions, or actions in a certain way
18 canvassGo door to door handing out information and asking people which candidate they support
19 nominateName candidates to run for public office
20 platformStatement of the political party’s official stand on major public issues
21 campaignA collection of all the efforts a candidates makes to win an election
22 Announce your plan to run What is the first step in running for office?
23 National conventionA potential presidential candidate campaigns to win his party’s nomination at the…..?
24 Caucus and primaryWhat are the ways a candidate can get nominated by the general public?
25 National conventionWhere do political parties announce their presidential candidate?
26 Every 4 years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November When are Presidential elections held?
27 Electoral votersWhen people vote for President, who do they actually cast their vote for?
28 Senate plus house members per state What determines the number of electoral votes for each state?
29 270How many electoral votes are needed to win a Presidential election?
30 Get sworn into officeWhat does inauguration mean?
31 Primaries have candidates from the same party run against each other and general elections have the best candidate from each party run against each otherWhat is the difference between the primary and general election?
32 Use media…especially tv What is the best way for a candidate to convince large numbers of people to vote for him or her?
33 To prevent people from gaining influence over candidates Why are there limits on the amount of money we can give directly to a political candidate?
34 19th amendmentWhich amendment gave women the right to vote?
35 24th amendmentWhich amendment banned the use of poll taxes in elections?
36 23rd amendmentWhich amendment made it so that Washington D.C. residents were able to vote for the President and have electoral votes based on population?
37 26th amendmentWhich amendment lowered the voting age to 18 years or older
38 Voting Rights Act of 1965Further protected the voting rights of all Americans by reinforcing the 15th amendment; outlaws voting practices such as literacy tests
39 26th amendmentWhich amendment is associated with the Vietnam War?
40 False-English Laws and Customs True or false? Colonists and early Americans got their ideas about voting from French laws and customs.
41 False-determined by Electoral College True or False? Our Presidential elections are determined by the popular vote.
42 TrueTrue or False? You must be 18 years old by Election day, live in the state in which you will be voting, and a U.S. citizen in order to be able to vote.
43 TrueTrue or false? The stand the government takes about how issues should be handled is known as public policy.
44 Democrats and Republicans What are the 2 main political parties here in the U.S.?
45 Jim Crow LawsAlthough former slaves were given full citizenship and voting rights in America, what was used (in the South) to deny them their rights?
46 Most former slaves could not read or write, so they could not pass the test to vote How did the literacy test prevent African Americans from voting?
47 Poor whites and all blacks What groups of people were targeted by the poll tax and literacy tests?
48 Voting Rights Act of 1965Jim Crow laws basically cancelled out the 15th amendment. What cancelled out Jim Crow Laws?
50 Grandfather ClauseWhich Jim Crow law would let you vote if the father of your mom or dad had voted?
51 Two Party SystemWhat type of party system do we have in the United States?
52 Supplying all campaign funding Political parties fulfill all of the following functions EXCEPT(a) acting as watchdog.(b) informing and activating supporters.(c) supplying all campaign funding.(d) governing by partisanship.
53 They believe their vote will not count What is the reason most non-voters do not vote?