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1

What is another name for a minor party ?

Third party

2

Which major party won presidential elections between 1952 and 1988 ?

Republican

3

What are the smallest units of election districts and party administration ?

Precincts

4

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

Ticket-splitting

5

What label was given to people who defected from their usual party to vote for Ronald Regan in 1980 and 1984 ?

Regan Democrats

6

What term means a temporary alliance of several groups to form a majority to gain control of the government ?

Coalition

7

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

Conservative

8

What term describes a spirit of two-party cooperation ?

Bipartisan

9

What is it called when a candidate receives the largest number of votes (although that might not constitute a majority) ?

Plurality

10

What Democrat broke the Republican hold on the White House In 1932 ?

Franklin Roosevelt

11

Which Constitutional Amendments resulted from specific third-party issues ?

Sixteenth and Seventeenth amendment

12

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

13

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

14

Why is a two-party system more beneficial than a multiparty system ?

Multiparty system creates to many candidates
May factions divide the electorate

15

Explain why party power has deteriorated in the past fifty years

Policies have become more democratized
Social Media influence the party platform
Primary laws have reduced the ability of party regulars and insiders to control delegates and nominees
Social upheaval unrests violence and sparkled campaign reforms