Chapter 5 - Political Parties
Terms in this set (33)
A group of persons who seek to control govt. through the winning of elections and the holding of public office.
In American politics - Republican and Democrat
Strong support of the party and their policies
Party in Power
The party that controls the executive (President or Governor) branch of govt. The party in power is either the Democrat or Republican Party.
One of many political parties without widespread voter support
A two party system dominated by 2 major parties. In the US it's Republican and Democrat
In each Electoral district, one candidate is chosen by voters for each elected office.
In an election, the winning candidate is elected with the largest number of votes cast for the office.
The two major parties find common ground and work together.
A society with several distinct cultures and groups. The US is an example of this.
A general agreement among various groups on fundamental matters
A system with several major and many lesser parties that compete for public office.
A temporary alliance of several groups who come together to form a working majority and so to control a government.
One Party system
In a dictatorship only one political party is allowed.
current holder of office
conflicting group of individuals such as a party with a common political purpose
also known as electoral district is a made of voters from one area (district)
emphasizes devotion to interests of a particular region
parties based on particular beliefs
single issues parties
focus on one public policy matter
economic protest parties
parties rooted in poor economic times, lacking clear strategy, dissatisfied with current condition
split away from major party (tea party)
unit into which cities are often divided for elections
smallest unit of election administration
split ticket voting
voting for candidates of different parties for different offices at the same election
Party with Donkey
Party with Elephant
Dictatorship ( Soviet Union)
Has a one party system
There is competition from both the major and minor parties
Split from major parties Bull Moose
Specific set of beliefs
Socialist and Communist
Single - Issue Party
One public policy matter
Free Soil Party & "Know nothing"
Economic Protest Parties
In times of economic discontent
No clear ideological base