Flashcards in USA6 Deck (15)
what are the 3 democratic factions with one feature for each?
-liberals, more left gov intervention/welfare
-conservatives, 'blue dogs' decreasing no
-moderates, accept capitalism compromise on welfare.
what are the 3 republican factions with one feature for each?
-social conservatives, antiabortion/ gay rights/immigration 'religious right'
-fiscal conservatives, low tax/free trade
-moderates, accept advancements, RHINOS
parties in decline (4)
-candidates selected through frontloading
-issue voting, growth interest groups
-party little control over candidate
parties renewal (4)
-nationalised election campaigns mean that parties only ones with funding
-polarisation of US, entrenched ideologies important
-increase partisanship, remains prominent
-hold a nomination role
what are the 5 voting factors?
USA is a two party system? (6)
-use FPTP which encourages
-winner takes all nature of EC
-cooptation of 3rd party policies
-'broad church' ideology
-EC encourages two horse race
-federal nature of USA
USA not a two-party system? (4)
-organised on state basis argue that neither are truly 'one' party
-breath of both 'two' inaccurate
-third party vote share tripling 2016
-some state solidly one party
why are interest groups so significant? (6)
-frequent elections try and gain influence
-large no of access points
-federal nature, target change locally
-judicial recourse, supreme court
-political apathy shift issue base voting
3 factors effecting a interest groups significance?
what are the 4 tactics used to gain influence?
-congressional report cards and funding
-publicity and media
-protests and demonstrations
what are the three types of interest groups?
-single-issue groups (NRA)
what are interest groups 3 impacts on?
interest groups influential ?(8)
-report to congress, committee
-cases to supreme court
-donate to super PAC's
-rate congressional politicians
-access points locally
-expert influence on issue