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  1. third parties
  2. blanket primaries
  3. party neutrality
  4. national conventions
  5. party realignment
  1. a the meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform
  2. b the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
  3. 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.
  4. d electoral contenders other than the two major parties. American third parties are not unusual, but they rarely win elections.
  5. e a term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions
  2. historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
  3. person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
  4. 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
  5. 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

  1. party imagehistorical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.

          

  2. ticket splittinga group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends

          

  3. linkage institutionsvoting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices

          

  4. party machinesThe voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism

          

  5. critical electiona "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."

          

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