Participation in Government Congress Review Sheet
The United States government is divided up into three branches the legislative branch, executive
branch and judicial branch. A senator is a representative from a state they serve six year terms.
The American Two Party System
In America the two main political parties today are the democrats and republicans. America has a
two party system because it is easy to determine a majority vote. America has a winner takes all
system in government there is a
A democratic society could not exist without citizens to vote for its leaders. Citizens have
different political views and ideas they choose which political party to support. A political party
is made up of a group of people who shar
The United States has a president that is elected to office by the people. The president is a
member of one of either two major political parties the democrats or republicans. In order for a
person to become president they have to be at lea
Voting Rights History
America was founded on the principle that everyone should have equal voting rights. However
for certain groups of Americans voting rights have not come easy. The first voting qualifications
were that people had to be white, male, 21
Introduction to Political Parties
A political party is an organization with likeminded people who share the same political views.
The goal of a political party is to turn their ideas into laws and get their members into leadership
positions. Americas firs
The Presidency Vocabulary list
Exploratory committee- A committee that explores a presidential candidates background to
determine if they should run for office.
Open primary- An election that is open to the public where people chose who
Participation In Government Vocabulary List
Unit 1 political orientation
September 4th 2012
Political orientation- A way that a certain group of people or nation think.
political spectrum- a range of political parties ranging from the most extreme to the
Part in Government Vocabulary List Unit 3
Checks and Balances- A system of government that gives branches of government the power to
check one another. This system insures that no one branch of government becomes too powerful.
How Democrats and Republicans View Current Issues
In todays society there are many issues facing America the democrats and republicans have
different ways of finding solutions. Democrats are more liberal which means that they want less
government in peopl