Thursday, November 7, 2013

Chapter 10 discussion questions

How was your morning?

 Describe what initiatives and referendums are and what purpose they serve. Would you like to see more legislation subject to direct votes of the people or do you prefer to have the legislatures and Congress represent the people's interests more indirectly? Explain.

 Why does the text refer to GW Bush's first term as polarizing and how was this reflected in the 2004 election results?

 Describe who votes in the US and who stays home. Which groups have the highest turnout rates? Which have the lowest? Explain why you think some groups are more, and some less, likely to vote.

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