Ch8-9 SG.docx - AP US Government Exam#3 Study Guide Ch 8 Political Participation Ch 9 Political Parties \u25cf Please use this study guide to help

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AP US Government Exam #3 Study Guide Ch. 8 Political Participation & Ch. 9 Political Parties Please use this study guide to help effectively focus your studying. Exam Format: 30 Multiple Choice, 1 Free Response Question See me if you have any questions – Learn 1 Important Terms, Topics, Concepts Sources for low and high political participation o High participation people have resources (time, education, $, civic skills…), are interested in gov affairs some have to be mobilized (asked to participate) care deeply about a specific issue have experience with gov programs o Low political participation VEP vs VAP Only eligible voting-age members can vote (not convicts or alien residents) must register every state has slightly different dates requirements voter ID laws/requirements Effectiveness of the Motor-Voter Law o allows you to get registered when you get a license -> saves time o became a very popular method for getting people registered, but not to vote when there is less of a cost to register, there is less of an incentive to vote Types/Forms of political participation o Voting o Joining politically/socially involved groups o supporting social movements o writing to legislature o most ppl are involved with at least one of the above 15th,19th,23th,24th, 26th Amendments, Voting Rights Act of 1965 o 15th : gives AAs the ability - not right - to vote o 19th : women o 23rd : Washington DC can vote (but the electorate can only speak, not vote) o 24th : abolition of poll tax requirement o 26th : allows 18 y olds to vote o Voting rights Act of 1965 : voting started at 18 in federal elections didn’t really help much with youth turnout State strategies to prevent African Americans from voting o poll tax : tax to vote abolished via 24th amendment o literacy test : have to prove ability to read before voting
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o grandfather clause : excludes whites from these laws by allowing them to vote in their ancestors voted before 1867 o white primary
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