Because I’m so green when it comes to the political world, I can’t help but find myself dizzied by all of the terms that are thrown around in the news, by the political candidates and in everyday conversation. Below are just a few terms to help get our feet wet as we dive into all things politics!
- GOP: Grand Old Party is another name for the Republican Party, which is known for its conservatism.
- Delegate: Someone who is authorized to act as a representative for another.
- Electoral College: The body that formally chooses the United States President.
- Right Wing: A political position that supports established institutions and opposition to socialist developments. (myuniversalfacts.com)
- Left Wing: A political position occupied by those with radical and reforming tendency toward social and political. (myuniversalfacts.com)