American Government 3

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  1. platform
    a formal statement on a party's position on current issues
  2. election of 1824
    • four man nonpartisan race for the presidency between William
    • Crawford, Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and Henry Clay. Clay helps Adams
    • to win
    • no candidate receives majority of electoral
    • votes
  3. problems with media
    • media decides what is important enough to publish 
    • affects political campaigns
    • views of the media
  4. George Gallup
    • among first practitioners of scientific polling was
    •  George Gallup. opinion polls
  5. conservative
    • 1.    
    • Belief in a non-rational factor that controls
    • government. World calls this non-rational factor as destiny etc.

    • 2.    
    • Belief that human nature is corrupt, therefore
    • we will have no perfect world.

    • 3.    
    • Respect for tradition

    • 4.    
    • Believe that we should separate the powers.

    • 5.    
    • Prefer an indirect democracy.
    • (representatives rule for the people)

    • 6.    
    • Tend to favor states rights

    • 7.    
    • Autonomy (ruling alone) of rule by the branches
    • in government. Each branch does what it needs to do by itself without
    • inference.

    • 8.    
    • Believe that the American constitutional
    • tradition has principles that are intelligent and have permanent value. They
    • like constitution as it is

    • 9.    
    • They want to decentralize government and make it
    • localized.

    • 10. Favor
    • private economic enterprise. (businesses)

    • 11. More
    • concerned with individuals and their private capacity instead of collectively
    • as a nation.

    • 12. They
    • favor Congress over the executive.
  6. liberal
    • 1.    
    • They’re confidence is in rational science to
    • solve all problems.

    • 2.    
    • They believe in the unlimited potential of humans

    • 3.    
    • They do not favor tradition. Always change and
    • make better

    • 4.    
    • They are willing to get rid of the separation of
    • powers if it helps us move forward.

    • 5.    
    • They favor a direct democracy.

    • 6.    
    • Disprove of states rights

    • 7.    
    • Belief that autonomy slows down progress

    • 8.    
    • They will get rid of limited government if it
    • helps them to move forward.

    • 9.    
    • Interpretation of the American constitution is
    • wholly dependent on time and circumstance. (loose constructionist)

    • 10. Believe
    • that if we decentralize and go to localize it will slow down progress.

    • 11. Would
    • rather have government economic control.

    • 12. They
    • favor the executive over Congress. 1 person instead of bunch of people.

    • 13. They
    • want to expand government programs so that everyone can have the good life.

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