candidates and officeholders make decisions based on party affiliation rather than what is best for the country.
consist of three interrelated components: 1) citizens who consider themselves members of the party, 2) officeholders who are elected or appointed to the name of the party, and 3) activists who run the party organization at the national, state, and local levels.
only two parties the democratic party and the republican party have a realistic chance to win the presidency or most seats in the congress.
the older of two main parties in the US
the younger of two major parties in the US
the rule in Western Europe. Italy has nine national parties and several regional ones; Germany has five national parties. Great Britain has several significant minor parties.
only one individual, the one who receives the most votes is elected from a district.
employ multimember districts, where more the one individual is elected.
An American political party who controlled the federal government until 1801.
the movement championed numerous reforms that reduced corruption but also seriously weakened the power of political parties.
required voters to register their nae and address before an election, made it difficult for parties to stuff ballot boxes with fraudulent votes.
prevented party workers stationed at the polls from knowing how citizens actually voted.
held several weeks or months before the general election, allowed voters rather than party leaders to decide who would be the party nominees.
new deal coalition
political force, but it was an uneasy alliance - conservative, rural, white southerners committed to racial segregation and liberal, urban, black and white northerners, after FDR's death in 1945.
Washinton's secretary of the treasury, favored a strong national government.
Washington's secretary of state, who feared a strong central government.
introduced the idea of political party with a large following among ranked and file voters.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
in 1932, was elected president and democratic majorities were sent to congress.
was a US politician who served at the 36th president of the United States after his service of the vice president of the United Sates.
was the 37th president of the United states. A member of the republican party, he was the only president to resign the office as well as the only person to be elected twice to both the presidency and vice presidency.