5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- political party
- party dealignment
- party eras
- proportional representation
- party competition
- a the battle of the parties for control of public offices. Ups and downs of the two major parties are one of the most important elements in American politics.
- b historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
- c a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
- d the gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.
- e an electoral system used throughout most of Europe that awards legislative seats to political parties in proportion to the number of votes won in an election.
5 Multiple choice questions
- When two or more parties join together to form a majority in a national legislature. This form of government is quite common in the multiparty systems of Europe.
- one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions
- elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.
- the meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform
- The voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism
5 True/False questions
party machines → A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
party neutrality → historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
new deal coalition → a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
winner-take-all system → an electoral system in which legislative seats are awarded only teh candidates who come in forist in their constituencies in american presidental electons the sysstem in which the winner of the popular cote in a state recieves all the electoral votes of that state
national chairperson → one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions