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what are Interest group:
- group of individual. Who
- had a specific idea
Tea Party & what do they believe?
- : religious Christian
- Enough is enough for tax $
- Right of center
- Small government
social and economical
single common hype?
pro life, pro choice
Usually focused on one issue don't compromise
whats the law?
tries to influence official to convey information
1. What's special about interest group in
Power and ballet inscifies
2. What perform did
progressive due to weaken the.../
referendum recalls in california
3. What are examples of
social interest group?
. What is a example of economic social?
. What is a single
member district system?
One winner, not a single member
proposals more than 50% vote majority
- high name recognize
Third pary candidates?
- : George Wallace,
- Paro, Ralph neator
What are problem third party face?
qualifying for ballot
7. Who are likely to
8. What are two proportional
Maine an nebraska * what
9. What is fairness doctrine?
• Controversial issue and present both sides equally and fairly
10. What is equal time
Candace a much equally as
Candace b and so on
11..what are pharalism
: contribution limits individuals to 2,500
- donate to political
- parties leave contribution group 5,000
- : district of Columbia to choose electors for president and vice
voting age of 18
PAC: (political action committee):
- organization devoted to
- channeling money from members of interest groups to political candidates
- sympathetic to the groups policy preference.
PAC: (political action committee): RESTRICTIONS
-No contributor can give more
- than 5,000 per election
- -Candidates and commit to 25,000
- but no limit on how much they may raise or give total
- -No limit on total contribution
- accept from different pac
- -They can spend it as they wish
- on broadcast or print media
Federalist paper no.10
- During the adoption of
- the constitution in 1787, James Madison wrote about the division he saw as
- naturally developing in society. _warning of factions_
Equal time rule:
- section 315 on the
- communications act of 1934 requires station to give or sell time to one
- political candidate if the station has given or sold time to another candidate
- for the same office
- stations had to devote
- "reasonable" percentage of airtime to a discussion of public issues
- interest group, contribution to democracy
- single member district system: only one person wins in that district
party receives seats according to its share of the vote
Motor voter law:
- 1. : The National Voter
- Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), designed
- to reverse declining voter registration by allowing voters to register at motor
- vehicle departments
Voting rights act
- Literacy requirements are banned for five years by the 1970 renewal of
- the Voting Rights Act. At the time, eighteen states still have a literacy
- requirement in place. In Oregon v. Mitchell, the Court upholds the ban on literacy tests,
- which is made permanent in 1975
Revenue act (1971):
reinstated the investment tax credit, repealed the 7% automobile excise tax, and increased the minimum standard deduction from $1,000 to $1,300.
holder of an office or ecclesiastical benefice
-one that occupies a particular position or place
The press as the “fifth
branch” of gov’t:
- : media candidates and
- officials, advantage: journalist compete with each other page space and airtime
- person running together with another person on a joint ticket during an
Elgibility to vote:
- must be 18, be registered, live in California,
- register for the arm forces (men)
- meetings or conventions to pick the party’s candidate’s requirements
- heavy investment of time party supports. Ex: Iowa
Voter turnout and participation:
- conviction of crime, parole, probation jail/mental
-socioeconomic; greater education vote age
- intraparty election
- in which a political party selects candidates it will run for office in the
- final interparty general election.
- -primary elections differ from state to state in terms of
- who is allowed to vote.
- rules and proposed reforms: formulator deciding who is
- elected president
-electors meet in respect state capital in December of election year
- -opposed reform: abolish it
- -keep college but modify winner (take all)
- -blind elector to presidential
- -do away with election and tally Electoral College votes
Voting rights Act (1971):
- aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that
- prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the
- Fifteenth Amendment (1870) to the Constitution of the United States.
Bipartisan Campaign reform
- - regulates
- the financing of political
- campaigns, McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, The increased role of soft money in
- campaign financing, by prohibiting national political party committees from
- raising or spending any funds not subject to federal limits, even for state and
- local races or issue discussion;
- : to regulate interstate
- and foreign communications by radio television, wire, satellite, and cable.
- labor practices business and interstate
- five commissioners appointed by
- president confirmed by the senate.5r years term Julius Genachowski | Chairman
Party decline and resurgence:
- one wants to have a complicated system. The less political parties there are,
- the easier it is to vote for a candidate.
- divided party government occurs when one party is in the presidency and the
- other controls one or both chambers of Congress. Because in a divided
- government one party can check the other's agenda, it is exceedingly difficult
- for a party to carry out its policies
- of a party to bring its promises to fruition has contributed to voter
Scarcity doctrine: ARGUE
Argue: courts libel slander and obscenity, privacy and prior restraint
- Court to justify censorship of radio and television