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Chapter 6Political DictionaryTerms
  • Voters and Voter Behavior

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Term 1
  • Transients Persons living in a State for only a
    short time.

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Term 2
  • Registration A procedure of voter
    identification intended to prevent fraudulent
    voting.

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Term 3
  • Literacy A persons ability to read or write.

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Term 4
  • Poll Tax Payment of a special tax as a
    condition for voting.

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Term 5
  • Gerrymandering Is the practice of drawing
    electoral district lines in order to limit the
    voting strength of a particular group or party.

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Term 6
  • Injunction A court order that either compels or
    restrains the performance of some act by a
    private individual or by a public official.

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Term 7
  • Political Efficacy People who lack any sense of
    their own influence or effectiveness in politics.

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Term 8
  • Political Socialization The process by which
    people gain their political attitudes and
    opinions.

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Term 9
  • Gender Gap Differences between the political
    choices men and women make.

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Term 10
  • Party Identification The loyalty of people to a
    particular political party.

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Term 11
  • Straight-Ticket Voting The practice of voting
    for candidates of only one party in an election.

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Term 12
  • Split-Ticket Voting The practice of voting for
    the candidates of more that one party in an
    election.

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Term 13
  • Independents People who have no party
    affiliation.

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Term 14
  • Suffrage The right to vote.

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Term 15
  • Electorate The potential voting population.

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Term 16
  • Purging State election officials remove the
    names of registered voters who are no longer
    eligible to vote.

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Term 17
  • Off-year election congressional elections held
    in the even-numbered years between presidential
    elections.

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Term 18
  • Bill of Rights First ten amendments to the
    Constitution.

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Term 19
  • Executive agreement Pact made by the President
    with the head of a foreign state.

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Term 20
  • Treaty A formal agreement between two states
    that must be approved by the Senate.

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Term 21
  • Division of powers Constitution assigns certain
    powers to the National Government and State
    Governments.
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