13TH  and 14th Editions Carney, student learning outcomes and study guide (6.PA26)

 

                        California political parties, cARNEY Chapter 6 (page  47)

 

After completing this section of study of 13th and 14th editions Carney, the student will be able to:

 

D.    Compare the strength or weakness of major parties in California with the strength or weakness of U.S. major parties 

D1.   Are major parties in California strong or weak? (Carney p. 47 top)

D2.   Are major parties throughout the U.S. strong or weak? (Carney p. 47 top)

D3.   Are partisan or non-partisan elections most likely weaken parties? (Carney p. 47 top)

D4.   Are California local elections partisan or non-partisan ? (Carney p. 47 top)

D5.   Are California public school elections partisan or non-partisan ? (Carney p. 47 top)

D6.   Are California judicial elections partisan or non-partisan ? (Carney p. 47 top)

 

E.    Explain the issues most likely to be favored by California Democrats and/or California Republicans

E1.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor business regulation? (Carney p. 47 center)

E2.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor labor unions? (Carney p. 47 center)

E3.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor affirmative action? (Carney p. 47 center)

E4.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor gun control? (Carney p. 47 center)

E5.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor pro-choice positions on abortion? (Carney p. 47 center)

E6.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor pro-life positions on abortion? (Carney p. 47 center)

E7.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor gun owner’s rights? (Carney p. 47 center)

E8.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely oppose affirmative action? (Carney p. 47 center)

E9.    Do Democrats, Republicans or both support public education in California? (Carney p. 47 end)

E10.  Do Democrats, Republicans, both or neither want more government services? (Carney p. 47 end)

E11.  Do Democrats, Republicans, both or neither want to pay more taxes to government? (Carney p. 47 end)

 

F.      Identify the party preferences of ethnic (racial), age, gender and income demographic groups in CA

F1.    In California about 90% of what ethnic (racial) group vote for Democrats? (Carney p. 47 end)

F2.    In California which ethnic (racial) group votes about 50% for each major party? (Carney p. 47 end)

F3.    In California for which party do Latinos most often vote? (Carney p. 47 end)

F4.    In California for which party do Asians most often vote? (Carney p. 47 end)

F5.    In California for which party do women tend to vote? (Carney p. 47 end)

F6.    In California for which party do young people tend to vote? (Carney p. 47 end)

F7.    In California for which party do middle aged people tend to vote? (Carney p. 47 end)

F8.    What age group in California is least likely to favor Democrats? (Carney p. 47 end)

F9.    Californians with at the highest income level tend to vote for what party? (Carney 47 end)

F10.  Californians who are financially poor tend to vote for what party? (Carney p. 47 end)

F11.  Californians who are middle class tend to vote for what party?(Carney p. 47 end)

 
 

G.      Use the terms major, minor, majority, minority to describe California political parties in government and politics

G1.  Which party has close to a two-thirds majority of seats in the Calif. Legislature? (Carney p. 47 center)

G2.  Which major party registered the most California voters? (Carney p. 47 center)

G3.  Which major party is the minority party among California’s registered voters? (Carney p. 47 center)

G4.  Are Californians increasingly choosing or abandoning the major parties? (Carney p. 47 end)

G5.  Do about 80% of Californians identify themselves with minor or major parties? (Carney p. 47 end)

G6.  In California which are weaker, minor or major parties? (Carney, p. 47 end)

G7.  Do minor or major parties write the laws that keep minor parties weak? (Carney, p. 50 end)
 
 

                                            additional questions about parties

 

 

301. What affect do ethnicity and race have upon people who vote? (Carney, p. 47 end)

 

302. Describe the relation between high income, low income, and party preference. (Carney, p. 47 end)

 

303. Are California women more likely to vote Democrat or Republican? (Carney, p. 47 end)

 

304. How does age affect party loyalty? (Carney, p. 47 end)

 

305. Do voters who support unions more likely support Democrats or Republicans? (Carney, p. 47 center)

 

306. Are gun owners more likely to support Democrats or Republicans? (Carney, p. 47 center)

 

307. Are gun control advocates more likely support to Democrats or Republicans? (Carney, p. 47 center)

 

308. Why are owners of big businesses more likely to support Republicans? (Carney, p. 47 center)

 

 

 

Carney, chapter 6, page 48 center

 

401.  What is drafted [written] by state conventions of each California political party?

 

402.  What group of people within each political party selects a slate [list] of people to be candidates for

         California’s  presidential electors?

 

 

Carney, chapter 6, page 49 top

 

403.  In presidential election years California voters choose among each party’s candidates for

         presidential ______________.

 

404.  The party with the highest vote in California receives ______ percent of California’s presidential electors.

 

405.  In California, the party without the highest vote receives ______ of the state’s presidential electors.

 

 

Carney, chapter 4, page 35 center:

 

501/C27.  Which state has the most votes in the party national presidential nominating conventions?

 

502/C28.  Which state has the most presidential electoral votes?

 

503/C29.  How many presidential electoral votes does California have?

 

504/C30.  How many U.S. House of Representative seats does California receive?

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Regions of important Democratic contests:

 

Midwest          Iowa                            Obama

Northeast        New Hampshire          Clinton

West                Nevada                        Clinton

South               South Carolina            Obama

 

 

Agreement among three Democratic candidates Ethan Rarick, “This Primary is Secondary” LAT 1-27-08, M5

 

Expand health insurance coverage; reject a single-payer system

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions with “cap and trade” plan; reject carbon tax

Favor civil unions for same-sex couples; reject same-sex marriage

 

 
Questions raised between Obama and Clinton during South Carolina debate

 

Clinton’s tenure as Walmart director

Obama’s work for Chicago slumlord

Assessments of Reagan given by both         

 

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