The belief that freedom trumps all other political considerations; the government should play a small role in people's lives.
The belief that the government should promote equality in politics and economics.
person who is deeply involved with a party; usually more ideologically extreme than an average party voter.
Campaigns and politics that focus on party labels and platforms.
Feeling connected to a political party
party in government
The role and function of parties in government, particularly in Congress.
party in the electorate
Party identification among voters.
The formal structure and leadership of a political party
The collection of issue positions endorsed by a political party.
alliance of like-minded people who work together to win elections and control of the government.
political movement in the late nineteenth century that fought on behalf of the poor workers and farmers; fused with the Democratic Party in 1896.
opposed Eastern corporate interests, especially the railroads. Also called the People's party.
nineteenth-century political party; it was one of the two major parties until breaking up in the 1850s. Supported an active national government.
State's Rights party
primarily Southern political party used as a vehicle to challenge President Truman's civil rights program in 1948.
left-wing political party active in the early twentieth century; generally supported an aggressive redistribution of wealth.
political party that regularly nominates outsiders for public office, often those dedicated to increasing public participation in government, lowering the federal budget deficit, and reducing trade with foreign countries.
long-lived single-issue party that opposed the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
coalition of farmers, unions, and middle-class reformers that challenged two-party dominance during the early twentieth century.
primarily rural political party active in the late nineteenth century that opposed Eastern corporate interests, especially the railroads. Also called the Populist party.
political party active since the 1960s that opposes government activity beyond police powers and the court system.
anti-immigration party dominant in the 1850s. Also called the American party.
recent, European-style political party that supports strong environmental laws and increased avenues for public participation in government.
leaders in the debate over ratification who favored a strong national government and therefore supported the proposed Constitution.
Northern Democrats who opposed the nation's Civil War.
short-lived political party that served as a vehicle for Teddy Roosevelt's 1912 campaign for president.
Black Panther party
militant African-American organization willing to use violence to increase "black power."
leaders in the debate over ratification who opposed the Federalists; often wanted to protect the power of state governments and therefore opposed the proposed Constitution.
American Independent party
political party whose most famous presidential candidate was Alabama governor George Wallace; mainly known for opposing racial desegregation.
Formed in the 1820s after split of the Democratic-Republican party on ideals after the loss of the War of 1812. Oldest surviving political party in the U.S.
One of the two major American political parties. It emerged in the 1850s as an antislavery party and consisted of former northern Whigs and antislavery Democrats.
an organizational style of local politics in which party bosses traded jobs, money, and favors for votes and campaign support
the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
a shift away from the major political parties to a more neutral, independent ideological view of party identification.
an electoral "earthquake" whereby new issues emerge, new coalitions replace old ones, and the majority party is often displaced by the minority party.
sometimes marked by a national crisis