FloridaPoliticsTest1Review Spring 2008

FloridaPoliticsTest1Review Spring 2008 - STUDY GUIDE TEST 1...

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STUDY GUIDE TEST 1 FLORIDA POLITICS (2 books) Questions From : Florida’s Politics: Ten Media Markets, One Powerful State Chapter 1 What is a media market? (3) What is the urban-rural split? (5) What are the rural media markets? (5) What are some of the economic reasons for growth? (6) What are some reasons why Florida's economy is more resilient? (6) Why don't "one size fits all" campaign strategies not work in Florida? (6) What effect did the interstate have on Florida's political geography? (6) What two periods saw a large increase in the growth of the immigrant population? What were the reasons for this? (7) What is the largest minority group? Which group has highest percentage of registered voters? (8) What are some differences in the politics between African Americans and Hispanics?(8-10) What are some trends peculiar to the Asian-American voters?(11) How has the white vote gone in the previous elections? (11) 1
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What are the partisan breakdowns of the media markets? (12) Who was the first Republican congressman of the 20 th century? Where was he elected from?(12) What party usually carries the state in presidential elections? What seems to be the common factor in the other party winning the state? (12) When did republicans gain control of the state senate? Of the state house? (13) How many minor parties are there? (13) What are some characteristics of younger voters? (13) What are some reasons why the democrats have lost control of the state? (14) Why is south Florida important to the Democrats? (14) According to Martin Dyckman of the St. Petersburg Times who are the two parties in Florida state politics? (15) What are some criticisms of the Florida Democratic Party? (15) Where are the liberals concentrated? (16) How is the senior vote changing? What are some reasons for this? (17) What are the trends showing for younger voters? (17) 2
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Why will seniors continue to get the larger share of candidates' attention? (17) How does the female vote trend? (18) What are some offices women now fill? (18) What does the segmentation of media allow candidates to do? (19) What does it mean that Florida is a "donor" state? (20 ) Why does Florida bring in so much money to the political parties? (20) What is soft money? What are the laws regarding it in Florida? (21) What were some of the reasons why Florida reformed its election process? (21) What are some of the dominant issues in the state? (24) Which region has the lowest urban percentage? The highest? (29) What percentage of Floridians was born in another state? (30) For the state at large, what was the Hispanic registration in 2000? (36) What media market has the largest percentage of independent voters? (39) 3
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Since 1924, how many gubernatorial elections have the Republican's won? (41) What is the ideological breakdown for Florida voters? (44) What media market contributed the most to Republicans in 99-00? To Democrats? (56 Chapter 2 What were some ways African-Americans were kept from voting in Florida? (65)
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