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a series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs, and positions on election issues
a geographic area that contains a specific number of voters
an association of voters with broad common interests who want to influence or control decision making in government by electing the party's candidates to public office
a number that is more than 50 percent of the total
A meeting of local party members to conduct party business
an election in which voters choose candidates to represent each party in a general election
a political party that challenges the two major parties
a system of government in which two parties compete for power
the most votes among all those running for a political office
representatives from the 50 state party organizations who run a political party
an election in which only the declared members of a party are allowed to vote for that party's nominees
a strong party organization that can control political appointments and deliver votes
an election in which voters need not declare their party preference
What party created in the 1850s by people who were opposed to slavery?
2. What level does a precinct captain work at?s
3. How many third-party candidate has ever been elected president in the United States?
4. Do citizens have to belong to a political party in order to vote in the United States?
5. Are Political machines are good or bad for the democratic process?
6. How many political parties do democracies have?
2 or more
7. What are the two important jobs of a national political committee?
deciding who is VP and President nominees
8. What is the purpose of congressional campaign committees?
to influence the peoples vote
9. Which group writes a party's platform at its national convention?
10. Which of the following regions of the United States has traditionally supported the party that believes the government should be more involved in regulating the economy?
east and west coast, Northwest
11. What was an example of a single-issue party?
12. How does a candidate who is not a Democrat or a Republican get his or her name on the ballot for a general election?
with enough signitures and qualified voters
13. Which party would most likely support a federal jobs program?
14. Which party would most likely support a new set of regulations on business?
15. Which party would most likely support a public housing project?
16. Which party would most likely support a tax decrease for business?
17. In the United States, why are third parties are also called minor parties?
because they barely gain support
18. Why did Thomas Jefferson believe that strong state governments would protect individual rights better than a strong national government?
more distinguised descisions
19. What country discussed in the notes is governed by a one-party system?
20. In Texas, voters need to register with the party of their choice 30 days before a primary election, and then the only primary they can vote in is that of the party they registered with. What type of primary system does Texas have?
21. What can you learn by reading a party platform?
their stances on variaces issues
22. What is the description of a political party's position on election issues called?
23. What is an example of a political party that formed around a single issue?
24. What is the purpose of the "watchdog" role?
to make sure the controlling party is doing everything right
25. To win a primary election in most states, a candidate must receive what?
26. Why did a group of Democrats and Whigs formed the Republican Party in 1854?
opposition of slavery
27. What is one benefit of a closed primary?
only members of that party can vote
28. The job description for a chairperson of a national committee includes what roles?
deciding the VP nominee
29. What action is a party supporter most likely to do on election day?
30. Who must sign a petition to get a third-party candidate's name on the ballot?
31. What is the role of a party committee at the county level?
32. What political committee would be most likely to focus on electing party candidates to the position of governor?
33. Does the Democratic Party tends to favor or disfavor government programs for housing and jobs?
34. What type of government did Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists favor?
35. Where are Presidential and vice-presidential candidates nominated at?
36. What is New York City's Tammany Hall an example of?
37. In a closed primary, who can vote to choose candidates to run for election?
members of that specific party
38. How many votes do you have to win to get a majority of the vote?
more than 50%
39. What describes a party's core beliefs and positions on different issues?
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