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This is a group formed around a particular issue or agenda

Interest Group

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The practice of voting solely based on party label

Yellow-Dog Voting

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Third Party representative for the Reform party

Ross Perot

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The smallest units of election districts and party administration

Precincts

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Practice of giving government jobs to friends and supporters introduced by Andrew Jackson

Spoils System

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Label given to a person who defends the status quo against change in the political, social, and economic institutions of society

Conservative

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Third Party representative for the States' Rights Party

Strom Thurmond

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Political system in which several parties compete for public office and majority support; most common among European Democracies

Multiparty System

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This party has won more presidential elections between 1952 and 1988.

Republican

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Third Party representative for the Progressive Party

Theodore Roosevelt

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When a person votes for candidates from more than one party

Ticket Splitting

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Parties that rise from political and social issues outside the mainstream

Ideological party

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Label given to people who defected from their usual party to vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984.

Reagan Democrats

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Third Party representative for the Green Party

Ralph Nadar

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This amendment called for the election of senators

Seventeenth Amendment

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When a candidate receives the largest number of votes (although that might not constitute a majority)

Plurality

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Term means a temporary alliance of several groups to form a majority to gain control of the government.

Coalition

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Third Party representative from the American Independent Party

George Wallace

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Amendment that limits the number of terms a president may be elected to serve

Twenty Second Amendment

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Describes the spirit of two-party cooperation

Bipartisan

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The lowest level of political party organization in a city; a division within a congressional district

Ward

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Name a candidate for political office

Nominate

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Voters who have no declared party affiliation

Independent voters

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Another name for a minor party

Third party

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Committee elected by the state Republican parties to run the national parties to run the national party between elections, raise money, and supply technical assistance in important congressional races

RNC - Republican National Committee

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Minor party that split from the major parties, generally over policy but sometimes over personality conflicts

Splinter Party

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Committee elected by the state Democratic parties to run the national parties to run the national party between elections, raise money, and support technical assistance in important congressional races

DNC- Democratic National Committee

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A small meeting of a political party's top leaders and legislatures in Congress to select party nominees

Caucus

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Strong devotion to a political party

Partisanship

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Label given to a person whose political view seeks to change the political, economic and status quo.

Liberal