political science Essay

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5. political participation
1. types – 1. Conventional 2. unconventional 2. involved to change laws involved to keep in the same 3. influencing – elections, - structure of government - laws, policies

6. unconventional participation 1. engaging in illegal activities 2. engaging in activities that are socially unacceptable. 3. sit ins, occupy movements why? 4. because going through established channels doesn’t always work.

7. voting is the highest form of conventional participation 1. first rule of procedural democracy 2. upper social economic groups – (will) control politics

8. 1. 1870 – passage of the 15th amendment black males only 2. 1920 – women could vote (19th amendment) 3. because 2. Doesn’t work, voting rights act of 1965 = justice department could enforce the law

9. political party
1. a political organization that sponsors candidates for office under the party label
2. objective become the majority party so that they can control congress
3. functions – helps the political system work better 1. train, recruit, candidates 2. narrow the number of candidates running 3. platform – gives you alternative programs 4. organizes government

10. article 1 1.SMPD ( single member plurality districts – one person gets elected from each district, greatest number of votes ) 2. winner take all election 3. 435 districts 4. they win very few congressional elections

11. what factors have reduced the power of political parties 1. popular primaries transfer power the party organization to the party voters a. most states have popular primaries + caucuses 2. campaigns are no longer controlled by party

12. responsible parties 1. the platform = the full belief system of the party 2. do the candidates…