Political Parties Review JeopardyPresentation Transcript
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What is any way of spreading ideas to the public?
What is a message delivered from a particular point of view?
What strategies are used for evaluating campaigns? (S.I.D.E.)
S eparating Fact or Opinion I dentifying Propaganda D etecting Bias E valuating Sources
Name any three out of the five persuasive techniques and describe what each means.
1. Name calling or innuendo (mud-slinging) – Someone who is negative or says bad things about another candidate 2. Glittering generalities or card stacking – Makes general statements that don’t specifically answer and questions or solve any problems. 3. Bandwagon – Support for a candidate because of another person or a group of people support them. 4. Endorsement / Testimonial – A well known person supporting a candidate / someone who gives examples of good things a candidate has done. 5. Plain Folk – Candidate acts like a normal, everyday citizen who is just like everyone else.
What are the four ways media play an important role in politics?
1. Identifying candidates 2. Emphasizing selected issues 3. Writing editorials, cartoons, and publishing “op-ed” pieces 4. Broadcasting different points of view
What is a group of voters with similar ideas for government who support candidates?
The American system where two major parties usually control the government. Double Jeopardy….
Two-Party System Double Jeopardy: Democrats and Republicans
Third parties rarely win any major elections but they may ______ an election for Democrats or Republicans by stealing some voters.
Label the political spectrum to reflect where each position would be and the political party it is known by. Political Left Political Right
Liberal Moderate Conservative Democrat Republican
What are the five functions of political parties (R.E.N.E.W.)?
RECRUIT MEMBERS EDUCATE ELECTORATE NOMINATE CANDIDATES WIN ELECTIONS WATCH OFFICEHOLDERS R E N E W
This is where any registered voter may vote.
This is where only party members may vote.
What are the two reasons people don’t vote?
1. Lack of interest 2. Failure to register
When does a person have to register by in order to vote in an election?
29 days before the election
What are the four qualifications that must be met in order to vote in Virginia?
1. US Citizen 2. Resident of Virginia and Precinct 3. 18 yrs old by date of election 4. Must REGISTER!
What is the special method used to elect the President of the U.S.?
The Electoral College
Voters actually choose ________ in each state which then vote for the president.
Each state gets the same number of electoral votes as total representatives in ___________.
What is it called when the winner within each state gets ALL that states’ electoral votes?
When no candidate wins the 270 electoral votes needed to become president, how is the winner decided?
By a vote in the House of Representatives
What is the process of trying to get elected to public office called?
What does P.A.C. stand for?
Political Action Committee
What are five examples of things candidates do to try and win a campaign for public office?