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Election Vocabulary A

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competition between nations to build the most powerful weapons
the use of insults and accusations, especially unfair ones, with the aim of damaging an opponent's reputation
the use of objects or simple images to represent a person, place, or event
to work over a period of time to reach a goal, such as winning an election
a contest in which candidates are elected to office
when what is said contradicts the real meaning
under the 14th Amendment, anyone born in the U.S. is automatically a U.S. citizen
a comparison between 2 things that emphasizes their similarities or differences
the way our government interacts with governments of other nations
an exaggeration of how a person really looks
objective; not supporting or controlled by a political party or special-interest group
a group of 538 people (electors) from all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a 28 nation military alliance, including the U.S., Canada, and most of Europe
a political party's list of positions on various issues
the lowest hourly rate the federal government allows workers to be paid
a contest to choose a party's candidate to run in the general election
extreme exaggeration, often for comic effect
the right to vote
the act of freeing from the control or power of another
the hostile relationship between the U.S. and the Soviet Union following WWII