5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- new deal coalition
- party machines
- national commitee
- national chairperson
- party neutrality
- a one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions
- b person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
- c A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
- d forged by the Democrats who dominated American politics from the 1930's to the 1960's. its basic elements were the urban working class, ethnic groups, Catholics and Jews, the poor, Southerners, African Americans, and intellectuals.
- e a term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties
5 Multiple choice questions
- elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.
- an electoral system in which legislative seats are awarded only teh candidates who come in forist in their constituencies in american presidental electons the sysstem in which the winner of the popular cote in a state recieves all the electoral votes of that state
- 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.
- one of the key inducements used by party machines. A patronage job, promotion, or contract is one that is given for political reasons rather than for merit or competence alone.
- voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
5 True/False questions
coalition → a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
responsible party model → a view favored by some political scientists about how parties should work. According to the model, parties should offer clear choices to the voters, who can then use those choices as cues to their own preferences of candidates. Once in office, parties would carry out their campaign promises.
critical election → a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
third parties → elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.
closed primaries → 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