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GOV 310L Get the Gist: Political Parties
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Which part of the Constitution discusses political parties?
The Constitution does not discuss political parties.
Which of the following is true of party workers, candidates, and members?
They increase party influence over government.
The RNC is which of the following?
a national-level party organization
Which of the following tasks (among others) are party workers primarily responsible for?
raising money, mobilizing voters, and conducting research
How might the national committee chair try to get state and local committees to adopt policy positions?
by threatening to withhold funding
The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883 stipulated that public employees be hired according to what criteria?
How might the party in government try to enact the party agenda?
by coordinating executive and legislative actions
Since the 1950s, Republicans and Democrats have become which of the following?
Which of the following represents a notable instance of party members working across party lines?
Southern Democrats voting to oppose healthcare reform
In 2016, a plurality of Americans identified themselves as which of the following?
Party activists may be described as which of the following?
contributors of resources
The power of which of the following appears to be increasing?
the party in government
The responsible party government model suggests which of the following?
Candidates should carry out campaign promises.
What action did the Blue Dog Democrats take with regard to health care reform?
They defied party leadership.
The "Contract from America" succeeded in doing which of the following?
securing the House of Representatives for the Republicans
What function do minor parties serve in the political system?
They spotlight issues ignored by the major parties.
The electoral system in the United States is characterized by which of the following?
Which of the following explains the reasons for the two-party system in the United States?
Which of the following would be considered an advantage of the two-party system?
a guaranteed legislative majority
Which of the following would be considered a disadvantage of the two-party system?
limited access to minor parties
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