Chapter 1 Notes
One of the most important provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 involved
establishing the right to equal opportunity in employment.
As part of this Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was
created. Its purpose was t
Chapter 9 Notes
According to the U.S. Constitution, in order to be President a person must:
Who Is Eligible?
Be at least 45 years of age
Have earned at least a Bachelors Degree
Have an income of $100,000 or more
Chapter 8 notes
In order for a person to be elected President of the United States, he or she must
A majority of the votes in the Electoral College
A majority of the popular vote
A plurality of the popular vote
A majority of
Chapter 7 Notes
Two Major Political Parties Today
Democrats are associated with improving the environment, education, energy problems,
and health care.
Republicans are associated with a stronger defense and dealing with terrorism, lower
Chapter 6 Notes
The Constitutional basis for political parties is found in:
Article I, Section 8
The First Amendment
The Fourteenth Amendment
None of the above
What is a political party?
A political party is a group of p
Chapter 5 Notes
The purpose of Joining Interest Groups:
solidary incentives: reasons or motives having to do with the desire to associate with
others and to share with others a particular interest or hobby.
material incentives: reasons having to do with e
Chapter 4 Notes
The United States Electoral College:
Trains those aspiring for higher political office
Was established to supervise the first televised Presidential debate
Is otherwise known as the U.S. Congress
Is a Constit
Chapter 3 Notes:
I.How is Public Opinion Expressed?
II.History of Public Opinion Polling
III.Steps in the Polling Process
The Gallup Poll reported yesterday that 46% of the American public ap
Chapter 2 Notes
Voting Right Acts of 1965:
Two major provisions:
Outlawed discriminatory voter registration tests.
Authorized federal registration of persons and federally administered voting procedures
in any political subdivision or state that discrimi
Chapter 10 Notes
Methods of Delegate Election
Proportional representation: candidates above some threshold (generally 15%) receive
delegates in proportion to the number of popular votes won.
(e.g., with 20 delegates)
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