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Political Power: Political Parties, Interest Groups & Political Action Committees (PACs)

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_____ is a third party political group in the U.S. that can be said to have views that reflect the ideals of the Founding Fathers.

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1. Political Action Committees (PACs) influence legislators through:

2. Samantha is finally old enough to vote but she really has no interest in the political process. She thinks one person's vote can't really make a difference and doesn't even plan to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Samantha is displaying _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo highlights the differences between political parties, interest groups, political action committees and the roles they play in the political system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How PACs influence legislators
  • Definitions related to voter types and characteristics
  • Characteristics of the Republican party
  • Parties that exist outside the two-party political system

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on political parties, interest groups and PACs
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Republican partyl and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms related to voters and their characteristics

Additional Learning

To learn more about political parties, PACs and interest groups, review the accompanying lesson called Political Power: Political Parties, Interest Groups & Political Action Committees (PACs). This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Contrast the unique characteristics of political parties, interest groups and PACs
  • Identify major and non-major political parties in the U.S.
  • Understand the role interest groups play in the political process
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