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Maxwell Chapter 3 Review (courtesy of Adam Webb) What are the defining characteristics of a representative democracy? (page 70) It is the term American political scientists have given to the reasons why people for other reasons, not because they choose not to vote? (70) What are the most important demographic variables that determines who votes? (70) What are 5 indicators that determines who votes? (71) What are the 3 legal qualifications for voting in Texas? (72) What is the Voting Rights Acts of 1965 and 1970? (72) What did the Texas state legislature do in 1975 for counties with 5% or more Mexican- Americans? (73) In 1991, what did the Texas state legislature do? (73) What is voter turnout? (73) Has there been an increase of voter turnout in the U.S.? (73) Does the voting age population (VAP) has grown at a much faster rate than the actual voting population? T or F (73) Between the ages of 18 and 24 the voter turnout rate has remained fairly steady? T or F (73) What are the two main reasons for the decline in voter turnout in the U.S? (74)
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Has the voter turnout in Texas declined since 1960? T or F (75) What are the 3 most prominent legal restrictions deciding who may vote? (77) Write a brief description for each term below: Poll Tax (77) Woman Suffrage (77) White Primary (77) Military vote (7) Long Residence Requirement (78) Property Ownership as a Requirement for Voting in Bond Elections (78) Annual registration (78) Early registration (78) Jury Duty (78) Texas used almost every technique available except the literacy test and grandfather clause to deny the vote or make it expensive in terms of time, money, and aggravation. T or F (78)
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Texas is known as the land of the “big rich” cattle barons and oil tycoons. T or F (78) Texas is also known as the land o the “big poor” and that more than 3 million persons-more than any other state-live in poverty. T or F (78) Of Texas older than 25, 1 out of 4 has not graduate from high school? T or F (78) Another deterrent to voting in Texas is the length of the ballot and the number of election. T or F (79) The frequency of referendums on constitutional amendments contributes to the length of the ballot in Texas. T or F (79) What is a referendum? Government is far more fragmented in Texas than in other state because voters are asked to go to the polls for various municipal, school board, bond, and special-district elections. T or F (79) The concept of political culture is described as the set of political values and beliefs that are dominant in society. T or F (79) American political culture is actually a mix of 3 subcultures, each prevalent in at least 1 area of the U.S. Write out what each one stands for or comes from: Moralistic Culture – (79) Traditionalistic Culture – (79) Individualistic Culture – (79) The degree of political participation (i.e. voter turnout and suffer age regulations) is the most consistent indicator of political culture. T or F (79)
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READ THE 4TH PARAGRAPH ON PAGE 79.
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