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Chapter 5 review
Political Parties
What are the basic functions of a
political party?
Nominate candidates and get them
elected
 Inform and activate supporters
 bonding agent
 govern
 watchdog
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define
Plurality-number of votes beyond next
highest
 Bipartisan-supported by both parties
 Consensus-most agree on matters of
fundamental importance
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Why has America had a 2 party
system?
a.Historical Basis
 b.Tradition
 c.Electoral system
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What were the first parties in
American History?

Federalist and anti-federalist
Why is the era from 1968 to today known as
the area of Divided Government?

It was divided where no party had control
of all phases of the government
What are the four types of third parties?
a.Ideological
 b.single issue
 c.economic protests
 d.splinter
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What are the 5 basic elements of the
national Parties.
1.National Convention
 2.National Committee
 3.National Chairperson
 4.Congressional campaign committee for
house
 5. Congressional campaign committee for
senate
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Ward- city district for council election
 Precinct-smallest unit of election where
you vote
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