Unit 3 Test review <ul><li>yay! </li></ul>
<ul><li>THIS IS BY NO MEANS ALL YOU SHOULD STUDY!!!!! </li></ul>
<ul><li>How do you win the Electoral College? </li></ul><ul><li>magic numbers? 538 and 270 </li></ul><ul><li>majority v pl...
<ul><li>What is the difference between plurality and majority? </li></ul><ul><li>We just did that one </li></ul>
<ul><li>What is the secret number in the E.C.? </li></ul><ul><li>Again, we just did that one </li></ul>
<ul><li>How would you describe members of the national news media?  Where do they fall on the political spectrum? </li></u...
<ul><li>What was the era of the party press </li></ul><ul><li>political parties had newsapapers that they published, these...
<ul><li>Who do we directly elect? </li></ul><ul><li>House members, Senate members </li></ul>
<ul><li>What are swing/battleground states?  How do they affect the Electoral College? </li></ul><ul><li>These are competi...
<ul><li>What is the most important variable in determining the outcome of an election? </li></ul><ul><li>Incumbency!!!!! <...
<ul><li>Why do some states try to move their primary election forward? </li></ul><ul><li>more attention, a larger impact <...
<ul><li>What was the McCain-Feingold Bill? </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate soft money  </li></ul>
<ul><li>What are PACs? </li></ul><ul><li>registered organiztions that raise money to donate to campaigns and candidates </...
<ul><li>What is the primary function of a lobbyist?  </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information to members of Congress...usuall...
<ul><li>How can the FCC regulate broadcasters? </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Time Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Issuing Licenses </li><...
<ul><li>How does the media cover campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>sound bytes and photo opportunities.  Does not necessarily ge...
<ul><li>What is the Iowa Caucus </li></ul><ul><li>Earliest Caucus - get together...not private.  You try to encourage peop...
<ul><li>What do interest groups do? </li></ul><ul><li>Try to influence members of the legislature to vote a certain way on...
<ul><li>What are some reforms that have been offered to the Electoral College? </li></ul>
<ul><li>What is the turnout like for the two major parties? </li></ul><ul><li>Republicans usually have a higher turnout, t...
<ul><li>What type of PAC usually supports Democrats? </li></ul><ul><li>Labor </li></ul><ul><li>What is a drawback of telev...
<ul><li>What is the difference between primary voters and general election voters? </li></ul><ul><li>Their swing, more lib...
<ul><li>What is gerrymandering </li></ul><ul><li>Redrawing districts to the benefit of a group of people or a party </li><...
<ul><li>Why do we have so many interest groups in the United States? </li></ul><ul><li>diversity, federalism, weakness of ...
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Unit 3: Review

  1. 1. Unit 3 Test review <ul><li>yay! </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>THIS IS BY NO MEANS ALL YOU SHOULD STUDY!!!!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>How do you win the Electoral College? </li></ul><ul><li>magic numbers? 538 and 270 </li></ul><ul><li>majority v plurality (more than half...more than the other) </li></ul><ul><li>Winner-take-all </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What is the difference between plurality and majority? </li></ul><ul><li>We just did that one </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>What is the secret number in the E.C.? </li></ul><ul><li>Again, we just did that one </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>How would you describe members of the national news media? Where do they fall on the political spectrum? </li></ul><ul><li>generally - liberal </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What was the era of the party press </li></ul><ul><li>political parties had newsapapers that they published, these were read by a small number of well-educated people </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Who do we directly elect? </li></ul><ul><li>House members, Senate members </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>What are swing/battleground states? How do they affect the Electoral College? </li></ul><ul><li>These are competitive states that could go either way. They make all the difference in presidential elections. examples: PA, OH, Florida, now VA </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>What is the most important variable in determining the outcome of an election? </li></ul><ul><li>Incumbency!!!!! </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Why do some states try to move their primary election forward? </li></ul><ul><li>more attention, a larger impact </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>What was the McCain-Feingold Bill? </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate soft money </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What are PACs? </li></ul><ul><li>registered organiztions that raise money to donate to campaigns and candidates </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>What is the primary function of a lobbyist? </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information to members of Congress...usually important on technical issues. They do this through a variety of methods. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>How can the FCC regulate broadcasters? </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Time Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Issuing Licenses </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>How does the media cover campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>sound bytes and photo opportunities. Does not necessarily get to the meat of the issue </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>What is the Iowa Caucus </li></ul><ul><li>Earliest Caucus - get together...not private. You try to encourage people to vote as you do </li></ul><ul><li>What is the New Hampshire Primary </li></ul><ul><li>Earliest primary - it is a private ballot </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>What do interest groups do? </li></ul><ul><li>Try to influence members of the legislature to vote a certain way on a bill. Usually to the group’s benefit </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>What are some reforms that have been offered to the Electoral College? </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>What is the turnout like for the two major parties? </li></ul><ul><li>Republicans usually have a higher turnout, their members are more tightly wedded to their party. Republicans do better with independents. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>What type of PAC usually supports Democrats? </li></ul><ul><li>Labor </li></ul><ul><li>What is a drawback of television and media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>verbal slips and foibles </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>What is the difference between primary voters and general election voters? </li></ul><ul><li>Their swing, more liberal then more middle grounded </li></ul><ul><li>What type of incentives get people to join an interest group? </li></ul><ul><li>Solidary, material, puposive </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>What is gerrymandering </li></ul><ul><li>Redrawing districts to the benefit of a group of people or a party </li></ul><ul><li>What is malapportionment </li></ul><ul><li>Population drawing so that voters in less populated areas have more sway/voting power </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Why do we have so many interest groups in the United States? </li></ul><ul><li>diversity, federalism, weakness of political parties, leadership roles </li></ul>

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