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5 Matching questions

  1. political party
  2. closed primaries
  3. party eras
  4. rational choice theory
  5. coalition
  1. a a popular theory in poli sci to explain the actions of voters as well as politicians. It assumes that individuals act in their best interest, carefully weighing the the costs and benefits of possible alternatives
  2. b elections to select party nominees in which only people who have registered in advance with the party can vote for that party's candidates, thus encouraging greater party loyalty
  3. c a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
  4. d historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
  5. e a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.
  2. The voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism
  3. the channels through which people's concerns become political issues on the government's policy agenda. In the United States, linkage institutions include elections, political parties, interest groups, and the media.
  4. elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.
  5. voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices

5 True/False questions

  1. party machinesThe voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism


  2. winner-take-all systeman 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


  3. blanket primarieselections to select party nominees in which voters are presented with a list of candidates from all the parties. Voters can then select some Democrats and some Republicans if they like.


  4. national chairpersonperson responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.


  5. new deal coalitionforged by the Democrats who dominated American politics from the 1930's to the 1960's. its basic elements were the urban working class, ethnic groups, Catholics and Jews, the poor, Southerners, African Americans, and intellectuals.