Civics Vocab

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1. Citizenship- the state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen 2. Civil Rights- rights that all citizens of a society are supposed to have 3. Voting Rights- the right of a common stock shareholder to vote 4. Women’s Rights- socioeconomic, political, and legal rights for women equal to those of men 5. Democratic Political Party- one major political party, the descendant of the Democratic-Republican Party, an early-nineteenth-century political organization led by Thomas Jefferson 6. Republican Political Party- one major political part, founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 18547. Third Parties- a major political party that operates in opposition to the two parties usually operating in a state 8. One-Party System- a type of party system and form of government where only a single political party dominates 9. Two-Party System- a type of party system where only two political parties have a realistic chance of winning an election 10. Multi-Party System- a system in which multiple political parties have the capacity to gain control of government separately or in coalition 11. Liberal- favoring gradual reform, especially political reforms that extend democracy, distributes wealth more evenly, and protects the personal freedom of the individual 12. Moderate Conservative- a conservative person who also holds some liberal views 13. Reactionary- a person opposing political or social liberalization or reform 14. Radical- a person who advocates thorough or complete political or social reform 15. Party Platform- a document stating the aims and principles of a political party 16. Planks- principles of a political party's platform

17. Candidates- a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election 18. Plurality Vote- a single-winner voting system often used to elect executive officers or to elect members of a legislative assembly 19. Majority Vote- a decision rule that selects alternatives which have a majority, that is, more...
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