National Forces that Influence Congressional Elections


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A candidate is:

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1. The state of the economy refers to:

2. When the president is perceived to be performing well:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning assets will gauge your understanding of the national influences on congressional elections. Areas of specific focus include the definition of 'candidate' and the link between the president's and Congress's performance perception.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Meaning of 'the state of the economy'
  • Public perception of presidential and congressional duties
  • Characteristics of the views of the American public
  • Effects of the political climate on candidates

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify America's general political leanings
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding the factors influencing voting and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related political science lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled National Forces that Influence Congressional Elections. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the national forces that influence congressional elections
  • Recognize factors that may influence a person's decision to run for office
  • Describe how the country's finances affect elections
  • Define key terms such as incumbent and conservative