5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- doctrinal party
- democratic party
- a coalition generally made up of fiscal conservatives, anti-gun control, rural voters, pro-business types...
- b bloc or group of people who pursue a special interest or policy
- c party made up of ideological citizens who reject traditional american political ideas and policies
- d individual who does not identify with a particular party.
- e party of Jackson and states rights, conservative and opposed to national power in 19th century
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- This constitutional creation tends to reinforce the two-party system.
- The term political scientists use when one party control's the executive branch while the other party controls the legislative branch (or vice versa)
- This time period in political party history was so named because of the collapse of the Federalist party and the existence of one major party in the beginning of the 19th century.
- An election that signals a shift in political attitudes and party membership (usually rare and sparked by a major event)
- A national party's position on issues; usually decided and presented at the national convention
5 True/False Questions
party dealignment → (Example. When working class, ethnic and minority voters left the Republican Party because of F.D.R.'s New Deal policies)
independent candidate → candidate who runs without party affiliation; NOT to be confused with a 3rd party candidate like Nader in 2000
bolter party → a group of activists who organize to win elections, determine public policy and control gov't
democrats → early americans who wanted strong national gov't, supported the constitution, and later dissolved
Federalists → early americans who wanted strong national gov't, supported the constitution, and later dissolved