AMSCO AP GOV Chapter 13
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a political system in which two political parties dominate the government
a political party that plays a smaller (sometimes insignificant) role in the country's politics
a political party from the early 19th century that favored a strict interpretation of the Constitution that limited government power and gave the states more power
changes in the electorate due to changes in party identification
elections that reveal sharp, lasting changes
originally believed they had the right to defend the republic formed by the Constitution
now have a more conservative and religious view
opposed autocratic rule and Jackson, tried to elect a presidential candidate based on the ideal of national improvement
a meeting of delegates in order to nominate candidates for president and vice president and create party platforms
Grand Old Party (GOP)
the Republican Party
New Deal Coalition
Roosevelt's followers that elected him four times through the Great Depression
a trend where a large portion of the electorate abandons what they previously supported
one party controls Congress and the other controls the White House
Democratic National Committee (DNC)
official governing body of the United States Democratic Party... dedicated to furthering party goals
Republican National Committer (RNC)
official governing body of the United States Republican Party... dedicated to furthering party goals
chief strategist and spokesperson, most often appears on TV, real leader of the party
rank and file
the ordinary members of an orginization
brought significant changes that ensured minorities, women, and younger voters representation
high-ranking delegates that don't have to follow the primary
list of principles and plans it plans to enact
created to advance a particular policy or to solve one particular political concern
Free Soil Party
opposed the extension of slavery into territories that had not achieved statehood
broke from a larger existing party due to ideological difference
economic protest parties
parties with strong conditions about economic conditions
a party that follows a prescribed ideology
i.e. Socialist Party
an electoral district with a single representative in a legislative body
any contribution subject to the regulation of the Federal Election Commission (FEC)
Donations NOT regulated by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that parties typically receive
Anonymously placed ads on social media to manipulate people's emotions - especially anger or fear - in order to sway their votes.
Both parties have non-lawmaking committees in each house of Congress and their purpose is to strategize how to win seats in the House & Senate.
This party began in 1840... The party's philosophy of modern liberalism advocates social and economic equality, along with the welfare state. It seeks to provide government intervention and regulation in the economy.
Political Action Committees (PACs)
the fundraising arms of interest groups
In a presidential race, highly competitive states in which both major party candidates stand a good chance of winning the state's electoral votes.
a type of independent political action committee which may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals but is not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates.
electoral contenders other than the two major parties. American third parties are not unusual, but they rarely win elections.
any voting procedure in which the candidate with the most votes gets all of the seats or delegates at stake
ads that focus on issues and do not explicitly encourage citizens to vote for a certain candidate
Expenses on behalf of a political message that are made by groups that are uncoordinated with any candidate's campaign.