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What is a political party

A political party is an organization of people that wants to achieve goals that are common to its members through the acquisition and exercise of political power.

What is a random sample

A random sample is a selection from the population of interest where each item (persons, households, widgets, etc.) has an equal chance of being selected. The idea being that measuring a random sample of sufficient size will accurately (within a margin of error) reflect the "true" value that exists in the population - while at the same time reducing your study to a manageable size.

A random sample is integral in good survey design to reduce bias in your experiment.

What is meant by establishment clause and the free exercise clause of the 1st amendment

separates church and state

What did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 establish

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 established the Northwest territory. The Ordinance allowed for surveying, setting aside land for public good, and government selling of land.

What did the US Supreme Court rule in Furman v Georgia

In Furman vs. Georgia the court ruled that all existing death penalty laws violated the constitution.

What reasoning did some critics use when calling for the repeal of the 22nd amendment

the people should decide how many terms a president serves

Which president was forced to resign from office because of a scandal

Richard M Nixon, in 1974

What important change occurred during andrew jacksons presidency

The extension of voting rights to all white males.

Who leads a state party organization

A state chairperson leads a state party organization.

Which is a reason why the two major political parties do not have a strong central organizing structure

Federalism

How did the great depression change peoples view about government

The Great Depression caused people to look for the government to provide a basic safety net in times of economic downturn. People also wanted to see some form of a subsistence level of help from the government for those in the lowest tier of society.

Why are research groups considered to be interest groups

they promote particular policy positions

Why did Andrew Jackson split from the democratic-Republican Party

He wanted average citizens to be more involved in government decisions.

Which is a limit on the way political action committees can raise money when they are branches of labor unions or professional organizations

They can only raise money from their members.

What advantages did voting machines have over the old system of casting paper ballots used in the 1800s

they made voting faster and reduced fraud

What are individuals allowed to give the largest contributions

national party committiee's.

Which division of a city is a city council member elected to serve

A ward

What group is not served by a professional organization

Steel workers (lolsmcfee)-correction 1/21/2015

What best reflects voter criticism of primaries

Many voters want only major party candidates in elections.

What minor party's role in 2000 presidential election contributed to the defeat of democratic party candidate

the green party

What is the disadvantage of being in the party that opposes the President's party on a national level

competition among leadership

When was National Association for the Advancement of Colored People created

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was created in 1909.

When did Overseas Absentee Voting Act happen

Overseas Absentee Voting Act happened in 2003.

Which is an exclusive power of the national government

Regulation of interstate trade is an exclusive power of the national government. This resulted in the Interstate Commerce Act.

Why are campaign finance laws administered by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) not well enforced

The FEC does not have enough staff or funding

In Buckley v Valeo the supreme court said what when it ruled that campaign spending is an expression of free speech

"Money is speech"

Which correctly describes how contributions are made to the presidential election campaign

people voluntarily give it on their income tax returns

Which political party was originally a splinter party

the progressive party

Nomination by petition is done by gathering signatures from what

People are not nominated by petition.

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