Odyssey American Government Ch4 section 2

to accept and agree upon adopt
a unified and organized effort with a goal in mind campaign
the director of a political agenda whose goal is to place a chosen candidate in office campaign manager
an issue that may not be agreed upon by many different sides, and causes many debates controversial
on a smaller, non-widespread scale local level
on a country-wide scale national level
to formally suggest and recommend a candidate for election nominate
an issue upon which the campaign may build such as civil rights, taxes, energy, or education plank
the declared policy of a political group platform
an election region or section of a community precinct
a plan of action strategy
How often is the party platform written? every four years
Parts of the party platform in the form of issues that are presented to the people such as civil rights, taxes, and energy are called _____. planks
Functions of political parties include which of the following? – selecting the candidate- designing the platform- conducting the campaign- financing the campaign
What committee sends political leaders to certain states to campaign for their party’s candidate? national committee
How much was spent by candidate Donald Trump on his presidential bid? 343 million dollars
Which of the following are sources of funding for political campaigns? – the party- the average taxpayer- the candidate themselves
______ was praised for his efforts in the Gulf War, but was criticized for his poor efforts in strengthening the nation’s economy. George H Bush
A duty of the “_______” is to take a firm stand on the program of the administration and publicize its views. local opposition
The parties have to depend largely on _________ for their campaign funding. donations
one who is nominated or designated to a position appointee
the group of leaders who make the major decisions in the political party’s election strategy committee
a monthly digest of information for Democrats The Democrat Digest
the vote each state is given to cast for a national candidate for President of the United States electoral votes
the convention that mobilizes the national agenda and announces the candidates for the national election mass meeting
appointing individuals to political offices patronage
the effort to establish a favorable impression with the populace public relations
a monthly digest of information for Republicans The Republican
chairman of the national committee and presidential candidate specific leaders
money designated for the purpose of conducting a winning campaign war chest
What are the basic units of each party at each level? mass meeting and committee
The Chairman of the Democratic National Committee: _____. – has skills in fundraising, organizing, and public relations- decides where national funds are spent during campaigns- grants favors and rewards party faithfuls by recommending them for political appointments
The Democratic National Committee sends _____ representatives from the Panama Canal Zone. two
The headquarters for both major parties are located in _______. Washington DC
What are the ways that a Republican state chairman can become a member of his party’s national committee? – if most members in the Congress from his states are Republican- if his state has a Republican governor- his state cast electoral votes in the last election for the Republican candidate
What are duties of the national chairman? – campaign manager and fund-raiser- campaign fund spending and fund management- public relationships- assisting the President in awarding loyal party workers
What are the official publications for the Republican and Democratic Parties? Democratic Digest and The Republican
In most states, committee members chosen by _____. party primaries
Functions of state committees include which of the following? – organizing and managing campaigns for state offices- assisting in local campaigns- organizing state conventions- raising money
The primary responsibility of the precinct captain is to _____. make sure that all members of their party are registered to vote
the individual fills out documentation and pays a filing fee to announce that he seeks a political office announcement
a gathering of party leaders to talk over possible candidates caucus
the voter declares his party allegiance and votes for the ballot of his own party closed primary
delegates nominate most county officers and chose delegates to the state convention county convention
person wishes to be a candidate for the party, so he makes an announcement of intention declaration of candidacy
the members vote, by secret ballot, to choose their candidate for the general election direct primary
qualified voters vote for the candidates without revealing their party membership open primary
members of one party move into the primary of the other party to choose candidates party-raiding
the most votes cast, but not necessarily a majority plurality
delegates nominate candidates for offices and Congress, and delegates to the national convention state convention
Political parties organize people together to select candidates who most nearly ______ their goals and political desires. represents
By using the caucus, the people took no part in the ______ process. nomination
During the first three presidential elections the president and the vice president were elected by _____. popular vote
Today the caucus is widely used _____. on a local level
During the early 1800s, candidates for the positions of president and vice president were chosen by _____. caucus
The state convention nominates which of the following groups? – all candidates for state offices- candidates for Congressional office
Which of the following are negative characteristics of political conventions? fraud, bribery, corruption
Two convention delegates may be chosen by: the people and party leaders
A(n) _______ primary is one in which the voter is given one ballot that has the names of the candidates for each office in each party. wide-open
Which types of conventions came into being after 1830? county and state
Five methods of nomination used today include: – convention- caucus- direct primary- petition- announcement
Which of the following are types of primaries that lend itself to “party raiding”? open and wide-open
Which of the following best characterize the county convention? – elected the county chairman- nominated county officers- choose delegates to the state convention
A(n) _______ primary is one in which voters get the ballot of their announced party. closed
A(n) primary is one in which voters may vote of for the candidates of the party they desire. open
In most states, an independent candidate may file a petition of nomination _____. after the primary election
Which of the following are methods for a candidate to be placed on their party’s primary ballot? petition, and caucus
A person can get his name put on the primary ballot of his party by__________ . declaration and payment

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