Flashcards in Chapter 16 Quiz Deck (15)
What is another name for a minor party ?
Which major party won presidential elections between 1952 and 1988 ?
What are the smallest units of election districts and party administration ?
What is it called when a person votes for candidates from more than one party ?
What label was given to people who defected from their usual party to vote for Ronald Regan in 1980 and 1984 ?
What term means a temporary alliance of several groups to form a majority to gain control of the government ?
What label is given to a person who defends the status quo against change in the political, social, and economic institutions of society ?
What term describes a spirit of two-party cooperation ?
What is it called when a candidate receives the largest number of votes (although that might not constitute a majority) ?
What Democrat broke the Republican hold on the White House In 1932 ?
Which Constitutional Amendments resulted from specific third-party issues ?
Sixteenth and Seventeenth amendment
What is the difference between nominating and presidential primaries ?
Nominating Primary- State-run election for the purpose of selecting the party nominee for most local, state, and national offices
Presidential primary- Voters elect the state party's delegates that will go to their political party's national convention to select the party's candidate
Describe the functions that parties serve in the political system
The parties duty in a political systems is serving as a watchdog over governed officials. Being a moderate influence and to nominate candidates
Why is a two-party system more beneficial than a multiparty system ?
Multiparty system creates to many candidates
May factions divide the electorate