STUDY GUIDE CHAPTERS 6-8

STUDY GUIDE CHAPTERS 6-8 - AP STUDY GUIDE TEST CHAPTERS 6-8...

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AP STUDY GUIDE TEST CHAPTERS 6-8 1. VOTER TRENDS IN THE US OVER TIME? Declining—embarrassingly so 2. VOTER REGISTRATION IN RECENT YEARS? 3. PRIOR TO 1920, WHY COULDN’T WOMEN VOTE? Law, rather than intimidation, as in the case of blacks 4. VOTER TURNOUT IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN THE LATE 1800’S? pretty high—between 70% and 80% 5. VOTER REGISTRATION IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES? Automatically registered—basically, you don’t have to 6. ALL WHITE MALES WERE PERMITTED TO VOTE DURING WHICH ADMINISTRATION? Andrew Jackson 7. COMPARE THE VOTING HABITS OF MEN AND WOMEN have been about the same 8. FEDERAL LAW AND RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTING. In 1842 a federal law required that all members of the House be elected by districts. States may not require residency of more than thirty days in that state before a person may vote. Before 1961 residents of the District of Columbia could not vote in presidential elections; the Twenty-third Amendment to the Constitution gave them this right. 9. BETWEEN 1967 AND 1987 THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN ONE ASPECT OF VOTER BEHAVIOR. Voting less, but participating more 10. POSITION ISSUES, VALENCE ISSUES? A position issue is one in which the rival candidates have opposing views on a question that also divides the voters. Valence issues are issues on which voters are not divided; instead the question is whether a candidate fully supports the public’s view on a matter about which nearly everyone agrees. 11. DO “GET OUT THE VOTE” DRIVES GENERALLY HELP REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS? Democrats 12. SOPHOMORE SURGE? Most newly elected members of Congress become strong in their districts very quickly 13. VOTING RECORDS OF STRONG REPUBLICANS VERSES STRONG DEMOCRATS IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS? Self-called strong Republicans vote more often than self-called strong Democrats. 14. POSITION PAPERS?
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course POS 110 taught by Professor Lehman during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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