Shifting Power From Majority to Only a Few: Factors & Process


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Which of the following is a current trend in American politics?

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1. Which of the following best defines the ability of individuals and groups to create and enforce policies and manage public resources?

2. You are a respected member of the community who has volunteered at the local dog shelter for many years. You minored in political science and have an M.B.A. in economics. You decide you want to run for political office. As you have been working as a teacher, you don't have that much money, nor connections to donors. Which of the following is a factor that might hamper your campaign?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why do less people care about politics than they used to? There are a number of factors, both on the voter side and on the politician side. Our interactive worksheet and quiz will test your understanding of these reasons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will focus on these topics:

  • Voter participation
  • Single-issue voters
  • Political power and its trend in America
  • Facts about the political process

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about political power and its trend today in America
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as single-issue voter
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding voter participation

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson called Shifting Power from the Majority to Only a Few: Factors & Process to delve deeper into this topic and educate yourself on these objectives:

  • List the causes and effects of decreased voter turnout
  • Describe how the way we nominate candidates
  • Characterize a single-issue voter and explain how candidates react to them