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Politics flashcards

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Politics flashcards

  1. 1. Politics Produced by Excellent ESL 4u www.excellentesl4u.com
  2. 2. Ballot A piece of paper that lists all the options that can be voted for (same as ballot paper). (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  3. 3. Ballot box The container that is used to hold all the used ballot papers. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  4. 4. Ballot paper A piece of paper that lists all the options that can be voted for (same as ballot). (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  5. 5. Big government A description of government that is believed to be too much by some. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  6. 6. Bill A draft from of a law before it has been approved by a vote. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  7. 7. Bipartisan Something that is supported by politicians from two different political parties. (adjective) www.excellentesl4u.com
  8. 8. By-election An election that happens in-between regular elections. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  9. 9. Campaign The contest between politicians to be elected. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  10. 10. Candidate A person who wishes to be elected via a vote. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  11. 11. Caucus To meet together to select a candidate to represent a political party. (verb) www.excellentesl4u.com
  12. 12. Capitalism A political and economic system where the people rather than the state own items. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  13. 13. Challenger A person who hopes to beat someone in an election. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  14. 14. Checks and balances The different parts of the American political set up that ensures power is distributed appropriately. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  15. 15. Coalition When two or more political parties work together to form a government. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  16. 16. Communism A political belief in which the state owns everything, a form of socialism. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  17. 17. Congress The elected part of the USA government. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  18. 18. Conservative A UK right-wing political party or a member/supporter of that party. (noun) Supporting right-wing political beliefs. (adjective) www.excellentesl4u.com
  19. 19. Constituency The area of a country that is represented by a certain elected official. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  20. 20. Constituent A person that votes in a specific area for a certain group of candidates. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  21. 21. Constitution The document that states the basic laws that govern a country. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  22. 22. Convention A gathering of the members of a political party. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  23. 23. Coup d’ etat An illegal change of government, often using force and often done by the military. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  24. 24. Debate A conversation between people where they try to convince others that they have the correct beliefs. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  25. 25. Delegate A person who is chosen or elected to attend an event to represent a larger group of people. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  26. 26. Democracy A political system where the population of a country votes for the people that will lead them. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  27. 27. Democrats A USA left-wing political party or a member/supporter of that party. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  28. 28. Dictator A leader of a country that was not elected and uses force to stay in power. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  29. 29. Dictatorship A political system where one person (or group of people) has absolute power and there are no elections. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  30. 30. Dissolution To end something so it is separated in to its parts, e.g., the dissolution of parliament. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  31. 31. Elect To chose someone using a vote. (verb) www.excellentesl4u.com
  32. 32. Election The process of voting to select winners to fill a political position. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  33. 33. Electoral register The list of everyone who lives in an area and can vote in an election. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  34. 34. Electorate The group of people who are allowed to vote in an election. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  35. 35. Fascism A political system that is based on a strict government with set levels. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  36. 36. Federal The government at the national level as opposed to local level government, especially in the USA. (adjective) www.excellentesl4u.com
  37. 37. First past the post A voting system where the candidate with the most votes is the winner and the losing candidates get nothing. (adjective) www.excellentesl4u.com
  38. 38. Government The group or political party that is in charge of a country or area. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  39. 39. Head of State The person who leads and represents a country. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  40. 40. House of Commons The lower part of the British parliament where the elected politicians debate and vote. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  41. 41. House of Lords The upper part of the British parliament where elected and non-elected politicians debate and vote. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  42. 42. House of Representatives The lower part of the USA congress where elected politicians debate and vote. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  43. 43. Houses of Parliament The building that holds the Houses of Commons and Lords in the United Kingdom. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  44. 44. Incumbent The person that currently holds a (political) office. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  45. 45. Independent A candidate or elected person who is not a member of a political party. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  46. 46. King A male head of state in a monarchy. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  47. 47. Labour A UK left-wing political party. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  48. 48. Landslide A victory that is very large. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  49. 49. Law A one of the rules that people must follow when they are in a country, or the complete set of rules that the people must follow. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  50. 50. Leaflet A small piece of paper that has information printed on it. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  51. 51. Left-wing To support socialist beliefs or to believe in promoting public welfare. (adjective) www.excellentesl4u.com
  52. 52. Legislation The process of forming new laws. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  53. 53. Liberal A person who believes in progress and protecting civil liberties. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  54. 54. Lobby To try to persuade someone, often a politician, to do as you want. (verb) www.excellentesl4u.com
  55. 55. Majority To have more than half of something, such as votes or seats. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  56. 56. Manifesto A document that states what a political party or government will do. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  57. 57. Marxism To follow the beliefs or Karl Marx that communism is the best political policy. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  58. 58. Member of Parliament A person who is elected to a parliament, also MP. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  59. 59. Minister A politician that has a specific job in the government. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  60. 60. Monarchy A system where the head of state is a king or queen. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  61. 61. MP A person who is elected to a parliament, also member of parliament. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  62. 62. Nominee A person who has been selected to stand for political office. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  63. 63. Non-elected An official who has a permanent job and does not have to stand for election. (adjective) www.excellentesl4u.com
  64. 64. Opinion poll A survey in which a random group of people are asked their views. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  65. 65. Opposition The political party that is in a minority and does not form the government. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  66. 66. Parliament The place in certain countries where the politicians meet to debate and vote. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  67. 67. Party A group of people with the same beliefs, e.g., political party. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  68. 68. Patriot A person who loves their country. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  69. 69. PM The person who leads the government in a country with a parliament, also prime minister. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  70. 70. Policy A plan that a government or political party will follow when in government. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  71. 71. Poling station The place that people go to vote. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  72. 72. Political To be related to politics or politicians. (adjective) www.excellentesl4u.com
  73. 73. Political party A group of people with the same political beliefs. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  74. 74. Politician A person who has been elected to represent a constituency or someone involved with politics. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  75. 75. Politics The process of choosing a leader for a country, and them leading the country. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  76. 76. Poll A survey in which random people are asked their views. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  77. 77. Postal vote A vote that can be cast using the post rather than visiting a polling station. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  78. 78. President The head of state in a republic. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  79. 79. Primary A first selection where members of a political party chose the person to stand in an election. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  80. 80. Prime Minister The person who leads the government in a country with a parliament, also PM. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  81. 81. Propaganda Information that supports or dismisses a topic that maybe at least partially untrue. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  82. 82. Proportional representation A voting system in which parties get seats related to their total number of votes. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  83. 83. Pundit A person who is an expert and often works for the media. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  84. 84. Queen A female head of state in a monarchy. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  85. 85. Referendum A vote by the population of a country about a specific topic or piece of legislation. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  86. 86. Regime The collective group of people responsible for running a country. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  87. 87. Republic A system where the head of state is a president. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  88. 88. Republican A USA right-wing political party or a member/supporter of that party. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  89. 89. Right-wing To support conservative beliefs or to believe in limited government. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  90. 90. Run To contest an election. (verb) www.excellentesl4u.com
  91. 91. Seat A position in an elected body that is reserved for the specific winner of each constituency. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  92. 92. Senate The upper part of the USA congress where elected politicians debate and vote. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  93. 93. Socialism A political belief that the state or country should own everything. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  94. 94. Socialist Supporting socialism. (adjective) www.excellentesl4u.com
  95. 95. Speaker The person who leads and ensures the functioning of a body of politicians. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  96. 96. Spin To show information so that only positive or negative parts can be seen. (verb) www.excellentesl4u.com
  97. 97. Spin doctor A person who can spin information to hide the true meaning. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  98. 98. State A single independent country. (noun) The organizations and people that run a country. (noun) A subdivision of a larger country. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  99. 99. Turn-out The number or proportion of the total that can do something. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  100. 100. Vice President The deputy to a president who will become the head of state if the president can no longer do the job. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
  101. 101. Vote To take part in an election by selecting a candidate. (verb) www.excellentesl4u.com
  102. 102. Whip A politician with the job to ensure the other politicians in the party do as they are told to do. (noun) www.excellentesl4u.com
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