Presidential vs. Congressional Campaigns: Similarities & Differences


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Which of the following positions has a term limit of two terms?

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1. During a campaign, it is much easier for _____ to deflect blame than a presidential candidate.

2. Voter turnout is greatest in _____ elections.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo covers the differences between presidential and congressional election campaigns. You will be tested on specific vocabulary terms related to the subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Definitions of campaigning, incumbent, and voter turnout
  • Shifting of negativity or blame
  • Cost of presidential and congressional campaigns

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the figure who can more easily shift blame during a campaign
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the costs in congressional and presidential campaigns
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding key terms and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about these campaigns, review the lesson titled Presidential vs. Congressional Campaigns: Similarities & Differences. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Distinguish key differences between presidential and congressional campaigns
  • Identify the advantages of running for President or Congress as an incumbent
  • Define term limits and understand their role in congressional and presidential campaigns