5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- third parties
- blanket primaries
- party neutrality
- national conventions
- party realignment
- a the meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform
- b the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
- c elections to select party nominees in which voters are presented with a list of candidates from all the parties. Voters can then select some Democrats and some Republicans if they like.
- d electoral contenders other than the two major parties. American third parties are not unusual, but they rarely win elections.
- e a term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions
- historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
- person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
- elections to select party nominees in which only people who have registered in advance with the party can vote for that party's candidates, thus encouraging greater party loyalty
- the battle of the parties for control of public offices. Ups and downs of the two major parties are one of the most important elements in American politics.
5 True/False Questions
party image → historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
ticket splitting → a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
linkage institutions → voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
party machines → The voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism
critical election → a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."