5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- national chairperson
- winner-take-all system
- party machines
- party competition
- a 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.
- b 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
- c A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
- d person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
- e 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.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
- an electoral "earthquake" whereby new issues emerge, new coalitions replace old ones, and the majority party is often displaced by the minority party. These are sometimes marked by a national crisis and may require more than one election to bring about a new party era
- When two or more parties join together to form a majority in a national legislature. This form of government is quite common in the multiparty systems of Europe.
- voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
5 True/False Questions
party neutrality → a term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties
proportional representation → an electoral system used throughout most of Europe that awards legislative seats to political parties in proportion to the number of votes won in an election.
new deal coalition → 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.
coalition → 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.
rational choice theory → the meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform