POSC100_Exam 3 POSC 100
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Date Created: 05/05/16
Review Sheet Divided gov: The pres and the majority of the legislative body is from different bodies, repub pres and demo United gov: the presdient and the senate are of the same party Gridlock difficult to pas legislature Who supports repub party…demo party…? Liberal: more reg of business Conservative: smaller gov, less regulation, larger role for private sector, less taxes Presidential primary system and delegates: primary: the process by which the pop vote, candidates are chosen not by pop vote but by party delegates, voted at national conventions, delegates are supposed to vote in the same way their state votes Repub party Demo party Advocacy groups Groups that identify with demo or repub party Who tends to be pres; anybody can run but not everyone has a chance, elder status, elite status in repub and demo parties, vice presidents, Delegates: minor parties Conventions Minor parties; winner take all system so minor parties have no chance, difficult gaining support from populations First past the post, system/ winner take all: minor parties and their struggle, What groups are politically active? What regions are growing in populations Independent voter growth Partisanship: tension or animosity btwn political partie Two pary sytem: present in the US, Us has a winner take all system Voter turnout -‐who turns out to vote? Levels of education, age? Number of elections in the US: we have many elections and offices filled thru elections -‐immigration Nativism Changing demographics in the US today
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