Project #18499 - Political Science Puzzle 3

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1 When people join an interest group because of the
desire to associate with others.
4 The voting age was lowered to ____ by the Twenty-sixth
Amendment.
5 Master plan candidates create to guide them to victory.
7 After the start of the _____ _____, Democrats of all
backgrounds were brought together and it became
known as the New Deal Coalition.
10 Groups that advocate the interests of the collective,
overall community are called ____ interest groups.
11 Used by interest groups to create favorable public
opinion.
12 The ______ party system consisted of the Federalists
and Democratic-Republicans.
14 Handles administration and enforcement of campaign
finance laws.
15 In ______ primaries, voters can vote in either party
without disclosing their party affiliation.
16 PAC money goes overwhelmingly to __________.
18 Committee organized by interest groups to donate
money to campaigns.
20 If a Presidential candidate does not receive a majority of
the electoral college votes, then the President is chosen
by the ______.
23 When individuals believe that their political participation
really matters, it is known as political _______.
25 A period in history in which a majority of votes cling to
the party in power.
26 Formation of new issues and coalitions occur after
_________ _____.
28 The Campaign Act of 2002 increased individual
contributions from one to ____ thousand.
29 The last National Convention held in the U.S. was in
two-thousand and eight, the next one will be held on
two-thousand and ____.
35 In ______ primaries only voters who are declared party
members can vote in that party's primary.
37 Party __________ is when a new party system has
taken the place of the old because of fundamental shifts
in the types of groups that support the parties.
42 In 2000, ____ ____, the Green party candidtae, focused
a great deal on environmental issues.
43 If no candidate with the 270 electoral college votes, the
House will vote and each delegation has only ____
vote.
44 The Bipartison Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002
banned ____ money to the national party committee.
45 In the Federalist Papers, Madison referred to interest
groups and political parties as _________.
46 When people do not inform themselves on issues
because they feel that they cannot make a difference.
47 A ____________ is a party's official selection of a
candidate to run for office.
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2 People moving away from both political parties.
3 Organized group of people who share common
objectives and attempt to influence policymakers.
6 A ________ party recruits and runs candidates for
public office.
8 Election where voters are given the opportunity to vote
yes or no on a legislative act.
9 When people vote based on their own issue
preferences.
13 Organized set of beliefs that people have about the
nature of society and the government's role.
17 Party's official selection of a candidate to run for office.
19 The _____ Theory believes that the interest group
system is democratic because people have the power
to form their own groups to promote their interests.
21 In reference to elections, ____ refers to the belief that
the election was fair and free and the results almost
unanimously are accepted.
22 The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974 created the
Federal ________ Commission.
24 A ________ good benefits all, not just members.
25 Political parties are policy generalists, interest groups
are _____ _____.
27 The state that holds the first caucus is ____, while New
Hampshire holds the first primary.
30 When states require people to register before election
day if they want to vote, it is called voter ______.
31 Interest groups provide two related types of information
that is critical to decision makers. Information about
people will react to alternative policies is called _____.
32 The right to vote.
33 Meeting officials and attempting to convince them to
support your position (in reference to interest group
strategies).
34 A political party's goals and policies are included in its
_____ _____, which is brought forth at their convention.
36 When Congress and the White House are held by the
same party, we have a _____ party government.
38 The political party-in-the-______ is the people who are
supportes of the party.
39 To win the Presidential nomination of a major political
party, a person needs to win a majority of the delegates
at the national _______.
40 The second party system consisted of the ______ and
Whigs.
41 Groups that advocate the interests of the collective
community are called _____ groups or public interest
groups.

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