Study Guide Ch_ 6 _ 7 _Political Parties and Interest Groups_

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Political Parties and Interest Groups
Study Guide
1. Types of interest groups- Economic, Labor, Professional Associations.
Ideological /Single, Public Interest, Foreign Policy Interest, Public Sector
Interest Group(AMA, ABA, NOW, NAACP, AARP, Sierra Club, AFL-CIO,
2. Economic and Professional Interest groups (i.e. National Association of
Manufacturers, AFL-CIO, AMA)
3. Public Interest Groups (i.e. Ralph Nader’s Public Citizen and the League of
Women Voters , Common Cause, and Sierra Club)
4. Equity Interest Group (i.e. NAACP and the Mexican American Legal
Defense, NOW)
5. Function of Interest Groups/ Power of Interest Groups
6. Campaign Finance Reform Act of 1973
7. Libertarian, Green, Reform, Natural Law, Republican, Democrat, American
8. Ross Perot
9. Ralph Nader
10. minor/third party
11. Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002
12. 527 organizations
13. party platform ( what is it and where and when do they modify and revise)
14. partisan, nonpartisan, and bipartisan election
15. party machine
16. national committee
17. straight ticket
18. split-ticket voting
19. political parties
20. grassroots lobbying
21. lobbying
22. PACs
23. revolving door
24. iron triangle
25. Lobbying Disclosure Act (1995)
26. soft money, hard money
27. linkage institutions ( interest group, political parties, media, election)
28. Federal Election Commission
29. Super delegates (who are they?)
30. Nomination of candidates
31. History of American Political Parties
32. party identification
33. realignment
34. dealignment
35. GOP- “Grand Old Party”- Republican Party
36. difference between primary and caucus
37. political weapons and targets to influence public officials
38. Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
39. Federalist #10, factions
40. tax-exempt public charities (i.e. Girls Scouts and American Cancer Society)
41. bundling
42. patronage
43. realigning election years
44. New Deal by FDR
45. divided government
46. 16th, 17th, and 19th Amendments
47. critical elections
48. largest interest group in numbers
49. issue network
50. critical elections
51. maintaining elections
52. amicus curiae briefs
53. Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974
54. independent expenditures
55. primary elections (open, closed, blanket)
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