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Government Unit 5 vocab
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one of the first political parties. Supported a limited central government and strong state governments.
political party founded mostly on the idea that government is a positive force. Supports public policies like welfare, deficit spending, racial and gender equality, etc.
The total number of citizens who are eligible to vote in an election.
One of the first political parties. Supported a large central government.
A modern third party. Considered a single-issue party due to its focus on purely environmental issues.
A political party that forms around a political idea or point of view that is different from the majority of the population's view
A candidate or voter who has no political party affiliations
A modern political party that believe in extremely small government and protecting individual rights and liberties at all costs
A political system in which several major and minor political parties compete for political power and government offices.
A political system in which a single political party controls the government and clearly dominates political activity
Post-Civil War Democrats
Consisted of mostly southern voters who opposed reconstruction and the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments.
Post-Civil War Republicans
Party of Abraham Lincoln. Mostly northern voters who supported the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments.
Political party founded mostly on the idea that government restricts people's rights and liberties. Supports public policies like decreasing the size of government,
strong military, lower taxes, etc.
modern political party that advocates for the redistribution of wealth and the abolishment of capitalism. Supports the idea of worker-owned companies and factors of
A political party that is created when a group that is unhappy with the candidate, and sometime the positions, of a major party breaks off from that party.
A political party outside the dominant parties in a two-party system
A system in which two political parties dominate the political system and compete for political power
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