What is a Mandate? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following would be considered indicative of a strong mandate?

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1. This type of mandate is interpreted as tying a victorious candidate or party to a specific policy:

2. The victory of this incumbent President in 1948 is not considered representative of a strong mandate:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A mandate is typically a sign that a particular party or candidate is doing something right, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You will be asked to identify and define examples of different mandates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Evidence of a strong mandate
  • Election of 1948
  • Examples of mandates from history

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mandate lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of mandates
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding mandates from the 2012 election

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about mandates, check out the accompanying lesson called, What is a Mandate? - Definition & Examples. This lesson will accomplish the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of mandate
  • Recognize the mandates of Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, and Obama
  • Identify instances of unclear mandates