Chapter 5 review

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Chapter 5 review

Political Parties

What are the basic functions of a political party?

Nominate candidates and get them elected

Inform and activate supporters

 bonding agent

 govern

 watchdog

define

Plurality-number of votes beyond next highest

Bipartisan-supported by both parties

Consensus-most agree on matters of fundamental importance

Why has America had a 2 party system?

 a.Historical Basis

 b.Tradition

 c.Electoral system

What were the first parties in

American History?

Federalist and anti-federalist

Why is the era from 1968 to today known as the area of Divided Government?

It was divided where no party had control of all phases of the government

What are the four types of third parties?

 a.Ideological

 b.single issue

 c.economic protests

 d.splinter

What are the 5 basic elements of the national Parties.

1.National Convention

2.National Committee

3.National Chairperson

4.Congressional campaign committee for house

5. Congressional campaign committee for senate

Ward- city district for council election

Precinct-smallest unit of election where you vote

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