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of or involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other's policies.
A governing body formed by multiple parties who must compromise on principles.
all the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election
A group of individuals who share a set of ideas about politics and economy.
the current holder of a political office.
prejudice in favor of a particular cause; bias.
An election district of a city or state
Parties that have split away from one of the major parties.
A spoils system is the practice of rewarding loyal supporters of the winning political candidates and party with government jobs.
a division or district of a city or town, as for administrative or political purposes.
What is a political party?
A political party is a group people who share the same ideas about the way the country should be governed
Party leaders pressure a member of their own party to resign because of ethics violations. this is an example of the ...
bonding agent function
Which party system exists in a nation ruled by a dictatorship?
What was the main political goal of the Federalist Party?
To serve as a portable advocate for the ratification of constitution and divide power between the national government and the state government.
Which party has dominated the Federal Government in recent decades?
neither of the major parties
The free soil party was primarily concerned about the spread of slavery. It is an example a
Minor Parties most often demonstrate their influence by
influencing the major parties' platforms
The major political parties in the United States
Democrats and Republicans
Theodore Roosevelt , a republican, broke away to start his own minor party for the presidential election of 1912. His new party was called the moose party which was an
A splinter party
Why are minor parties important to the American political system
Minor political parties can play an important role in a county's politics by virtue of their ability to influence the controlling party to adopt some of their platforms
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