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1

What party has won the most presidential elections since 1952?

Republican

2

What is the smallest unit of election districts and party administration?

Percent

3

What is it called when a person votes for candidates from more than one party?

Ticket splitting

4

What were those people who defect from their usual party to vote for Ronald regain in 190 & 1984 called?

Regan democrats

5

Whet is a temporary alliance of several groups to form a majority in order to gain control of the government?

Coalition

6

What is a person who defends the status quo agents change in the political, social, and economic institutions of society?

Conservative

7

What term describes a spirit of two party cooperation?

Bipartisanship

8

What is it called when a candidate receives the largest number of votes?

Plurality

9

Who is primarily responsible for the party symbol in use today?

Thomas Nast

10

What is a formal statement of the party's position on current issues

Platform

11

Originally no one ran for Vice President , who was the Vice President determined? How is the Vice President determined now?

The person who lost, the presidential nominee chooses

12

What political party grew out of opposition to Andrew Jackson

Wig

13

Which was the first party to hold an national convention?

Anti moose

14

Which is an assembly of party representatives who nominated candidates for president and Vice President

Caucus

15

Which president warned agents political parties in his farewell address?

George Washington

16

Which president was responsible for starting the spoil system

Andrew Jackson

17

Name two reasons for the deterioration of party powers in the past 50 years?

1Primary laws lesson the power of party regulators to control delegates and nomination
2The expense of running campaigns resulted in private funds
3Increased numbers increased numbers of presidential primary provided a higher number of delegates
4social upheaval sparked campaign reform
5 party's have become more democratic

18

What are the functions that parties serve in the political system

Nominating, governing watchdogs, moderating influence

19

Which amendment limits the number of terms a president may be elected to serve?

22

20

What type of political system is most common among European democrats?

Multi party