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1

another name for interest groups

pressure groups

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what do interest groups want to do

influence public policy

3

do people like interest groups or not

many people ser them negatively

4

what did james madison use as a word to describe interest groups

factions

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what did madison believe

people are attracted to factions because people have common interest
they could dominate public debate and devision making
believed that peoples rights would have to be limited
this developed checks and balances

6

what was the name of alexis de tocqueville’s book

Democracy in America

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what did alexis call interest groups

associations

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what was alexis’ opinion

impressed that many Americans were involved in politics and decision making process
thought that associations brought on diversity

9

do church related groups count as local groups

yes

10

are interest groups temporary

sometimes

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what type of interest group is the largest

economic related

12

interest group topic examples

business ,labor, agriculture, gun control. environmental, israel/middle east

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what was one of the main reasons the colonists revolted in the colonial era

taxes (stamp act gcongress)

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who do business always interact with

government

15

how many business related groups are there throughout the country

hundreds

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about how many people belong to a labor union today

15 mil (12% of the work force)

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is labor union declining or increasing

declining (33%>12%)
1930’s^

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why have labor unions declined

because of the decline of american industry

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what do labor unions agree with

there should be no government cut-backs in social security, medicare, minimum wage, or unemployment benefits

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is farming increasing or decreasing

decreasing (only 2% today)

21

are interest groups with farmers important

yes

22

what do people who work at think tanks do

promote their policy views to people in the mass media business

23

what do specific organizations do

seek to promote the welfare of a certain segment of the population

24

where does lobbying occur

washington dc and every state capital

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how much do lobbyists spend a year

$3 billion

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who employ full time lobbyists

large companies, labor unions, interest groups