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how do interest groups attempt to win support for their positions on legislation
run publicity campaigns to win support for their policies
what is a client group?
are the individuals and groups who work with the agency and are most affected by its decisions. (defense contractors)/department of defense. (farmers/dep of agri)
how do the goals of an interest group differ from those of a political party?
group of people who share common goals and organize to influence government
how is the electoral college chosen
The Presidential Electors are elected by the popular vote on the day traditionally called election day.
what is an iron triangle?
the policy-making relationship between the legislature, the bureaucracy, and interest groups
why do some interest groups make contributions to both major party candidates in the same race?
so the one that wins will support their issue
how does the congress limit the presidents power
The system of checks and balances, necessary and proper clause/ elastic clause, can override with 2/3 vote
how significant is a presidential canidates image in a presidential election campaign?
image is very important and candidate who is perceived more presidential has an advantage
how is it possible for a candidate to win the popular vote for president but lose the electoral vote
the peoples vote is a majority for the opposite candidate while the electoral rep is op
domhoff:how sig is public opinion in determining th epolicies on the governmnet on foreign policy issues/ economic/ social
most americans: base opinions about foreign policy on president and advisiors/ hold opinions of economic issues that are far more liberal, popular opinion on social issues in public policy
how does the president participate in lawmaking
he power to sign into law or veto bills passed by both houses of Congress.
what determines the number of a states electors
it depends on the population of that state
what is the difference between an open primary and a closed primary
closed/only vote for ur own party open/vote for anyone in any party
what are the presidents power under the constitution
The president can issue rules, regulations, and instructions called executive orders, veto act of congress, nominate federal judges, including members of the Supreme Court, primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations
in what ways does the federal bureaucracy make public policy?
make rules, shape laws, translate into action
newspaper polls
should look at the sampling error, sampling procedures, poll questions, mail/phone
how do the major american political parties choose the delegates to their nominating conventions
presidential primaries
how might voter turnout be increased
move to sunday, register on the spot,
how do regular voters differ demographically from irregular voters and nonvoters?
they have positive attitudes toward government and citizenship
domhoff: how successful is the power elite in shaping public opinion of foreign-policy issues/ economic issues/ social
target schools, churches and clubs. attempt to build on core american attitudes such as individualism and self reliance.
how successful have campaign finance reform laws been?
it has been very effective
how significant are issues in a presidential election campaign
very signif, can make or break
identify and give exmples of nine different tyepes of propaganda techniques
labeling, glittering generality, card stacking, transfer, plain folks, testimonial, the bandwagon
what is a 527
a type of American tax-exempt organization ,Many 527s are run by interest groups and used to raise money to spend on issue advocacy and voter mobilization outside of the restrictions on PACs.
how do the federal courts limit the presidents power
Federal question jurisdiction", which means the complaint is based on a federal law (which may be the Constitution or a statute); torture wiretapping
under what circumstances have presidents been able to exercise powers beyond those explicitly given to them by the constitution?
how do the major american political parties choose their candidates for president?
1 caucuses 2 nominating conventions 3 primary elections 4 petition
domhoff: how sig are the news media in shaping public opinion?2
it is overstated, media professionals are more liberal, depend on experts to write stories who are more conservative, no strong relationship between media and public opinoin.
what is a party platform
write a partys statement of its principles beliefs and positions on vital issues
how do lobbyists attempt to influence the law-making process
bring in expert testimonial, provide useful information that supports an interest group, help write bills
what is the difference between a primary election and a general election
in general all canadites run while primary you are voted to run
what are the most significant influences on an individuals political party
diversity, communication, significant numbers, family/ home, schools., peer groups, social characteristics, the mass media, govt leaders, political culture, ideology, public policy
who elects the president of the us
The electoral college
what institutions or organizations attempt to influence the policies established by federal agencies?
hud(housing and urban development)

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