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19 Political Questions You’ve Been Too Embarrassed to Ask

Reader's Digest Logo By Charlotte Hilton Andersen of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 20: Voting is one of the most important things you can do as an American citizen. While there is no one answer to why people skip the voting booth, one reason may be how confusing many of us find our political system. "Caucus," "Primary," "Electoral college," "Lame duck"—what do these terms even mean, and for the love of Pete how did water fowl get involved? These are questions we may be too embarrassed to ask, assuming that everyone else already knows and that we'd look dumb by admitting we don't know the difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate. On the contrary; we talked to political experts about the questions they get asked the most and what they consider the basics that every U.S. citizen needs to understand. Discover the U.S. Citizenship questions most Americans get wrong.

Our mysterious political process

Voting is one of the most important things you can do as an American citizen. While there is no one answer to why people skip the voting booth, one reason may be how confusing many of us find our political system. "Caucus," "Primary," "Electoral college," "Lame duck"—what do these terms even mean, and for the love of Pete how did water fowl get involved?

These are questions we may be too embarrassed to ask, assuming that everyone else already knows and that we'd look dumb by admitting we don't know the difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate. On the contrary; we talked to political experts about the questions they get asked the most and what they consider the basics that every U.S. citizen needs to understand. Discover the U.S. Citizenship questions most Americans get wrong.

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