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Unit 3 Lesson 2
Party Functions and Structure
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Major political party that began as the Democratic-Republican Party; this party continues today.
Individual with strong philosophical or ideological leanings; generally unwilling to budge to compromise or work with others.
A committee within a political party that is centered on state districts or precincts.
This person is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand picked by the presidential nominee.
It is composed of respresentatives from the states or territories and is responsible for keeping the party operating between conventions.
The meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presidential ticket and write the party's platform.
Strong party affiliations that result in officeholders basing their decisions on the party's interests.
Political party members who are deeply concerned about party functions and highly involved in the electoral process.
Political party members with the highest level of political involvement.
Political party members who typically work at polls, take lesser party roles, contribute money to campaigns, and vote along party lines.
A coherent set of beliefs about politics, public policy, and public purpose.
A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
A "team" of men (and women) seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election.
Election held to select the candidates for an upcoming general election.
Political party members whose main participation in politics is usually voting in primary and general elections.
Major political party that was formed as a third party in the 1850s and continues today. Original members of this party were former Whigs.
Committees within a political party that work to solidify the party, find new candidates for state office, and raise campaign funds.
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