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12TH Edition Carney, student learning outcomes and study guide (5.PA24)

 

California political parties, cARNEY Chapter 5 (pages 49-50)

 

After completing this section of study of

12th edition Carney, chapter 5, pages 49-50 the student will be able to:

 

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

         throughout the United States

D1.   Are major parties in California strong or weak? (Carney p. 49 top)

D2.   Are major parties throughout the U.S. strong or weak? (Carney p. 49 top)

D3.   Are partisan or non-partisan elections most likely weaken parties? (Carney p. 49 top)

D4.   Are California local elections partisan or non-partisan ? (Carney p. 49 top)

D5.   Are California public school elections partisan or non-partisan ? (Carney p. 49 top)

D6.   Are California judicial elections partisan or non-partisan ? (Carney p. 49 top)

 

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

E1.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor business regulation? (Carney p. 49 end)

E2.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor labor unions? (Carney p. 49 end)

E3.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor affirmative action? (Carney p. 49 end)

E4.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor gun control? (Carney p. 49 end)

E5.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor pro-choice positions on abortion? (Carney p. 49 end)

E6.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor pro-life positions on abortion? (Carney p. 50 top)

E7.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely favor gun owner’s rights? (Carney pp. 49-50)

E8.    Do Democrats or Republicans more likely oppose affirmative action? (Carney pp. 49-50)

E9.    Do Democrats, Republicans or both support public education in California? (Carney p. 50 top)

E10.  Do Democrats, Republicans, both or neither want more government services? (Carney p. 50 top)

E11.  Do Democrats, Republicans, both or neither want to pay more taxes to government? (Carney p. 50 top)

 

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. 50 top)

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

F3.    In California for which party do Latinos most often vote? (Carney p. 50 top)

F4.    In California for which party do Asians most often vote? (Carney p. 50 top)

F5.    In California for which party do women tend to vote? (Carney p. 50 top)

F6.    In California for which party do young people tend to vote? (Carney p. 50 top)

F7.    In California for which party do middle aged people tend to vote? (Carney p. 50 top)

F8.    What age group in California is least likely to favor Democrats? (Carney p. 50 top)

F9.    Californians with at the highest income level tend to vote for what party? (Carney p. 50 top)

F10.  Californians who are financially poor tend to vote for what party? (Carney p. 50 top)

F11.  Californians who are middle class tend to vote for what party?(Carney p. 50 top)

 

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

G1. Which party holds close to a two-thirds majority of the seats in the California Legislature? (Carney p. 49)

G2. Which major party registered the most California voters? (Carney p. 49 end)

G3. Which major party is the minority party among California’s registered voters? (Carney p. 49 end)

G4. Are Californians increasingly choosing or abandoning the major parties? (Carney p. 50 center)

G5.  Do about 80% of Californians identify themselves with minor or major parties? (Carney p. 49 end)

G6.  In California which are weaker, minor or major parties? (Carney, p. 50 end)

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

 

 

12th Ed. Carney, chap. 5, additional topics to consider about parties

 

 

301. What affect do ethnicity and race have upon the electorate? (Carney, p.50 top)

 

302. Describe the relation between high income, low income, and party preference. (Carney, p.50 top)

 

303. Are California women more likely to vote Democrat or Republican? (Carney, p.50 top)

 

304. How does age affect party loyalty? (Carney, p.50 top)

 

305. Do voters who support unions more likely support Democrats or Republicans? (Carney, p.49 end)

 

306. Do gun owners more likely support Democrats or Republicans? (Carney, p.50 top)

 

307. Do gun control advocates more likely support Democrats or Republicans? (Carney, p.49 end)

 

308. Why are big businesses more likely to support Republicans? (Carney, p. 49 end)