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1

What are the 5 functions of the political party?

1. Nominating function
2. Informer function
3. Bonding agent function
4. Governing function
5. Watchdog function

2

What are the three types of political systems in the world ?

One system
Multi party system
Two party

3

List the four reasons why the USA uses two party system?

1. Historical basics , started out with two parties
2. Force of tradition, always been that way
3. Electoral system, out system encourages only two parties
4. American ideological consensus, share similar political beliefs

4

What is the major advantage and disadvantage of a multi party system ?

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5

List the factors that cause people to identify with a particular party

Family, major events, gender, education, age, type of work, economic status

6

Know the difference between the Democrats and the republicans

Democrats, left liberals progressives Open to change fever big federal government government controlled social programs higher taxes anti-gun increase minimum-wage
Republicans right conservative traditional favor small federal government's theater business capitalism lower taxes pro individual rights to national family

7

Know the four periods of the American party dates and events

1. 1800-1860 democrats ruled 13/15 presidents civil war
2. 1860-1932 republicans ruled 14/18 presidents Great Depression
3. 1932-1968 democrats ruled 7/9 Vietnam
4. 1968-2008 republicans ruled 5/7?

8

Know the three components that makes up a party

1. Party organizations leaders
2. Party electorates
3. Party government Office holders

9

Reasons why minor parties are important

1. Bring about new fresh ideas
2. Bring important issues to the people
3. Serve as a critic to the major parties
4. Play a spoiler role in some elections

10

Know the four types of minor parties and examples of each

1. Ideological- based on a set of political beliefs (socialist/libertarians)
2. Single issue-based on one issue (free-soil)
3. Economic protest- based on economic discontent (populist)
4. Splinter-when famous person breaks away from main party (bull moose, Theodore Roosevelt)

11

Know which groups tend to align themselves with a particular party

Democrats; African Americans, Hispanics, Catholics and Jews, blue collar, over 60
Republicans; Caucasians, protestants, white collar, private business owners, young adults, higher education/income , rural