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Events of Partisan realignment:

1. Civil War - Republicans gain control
2. 1896 - Republicans solidify control
3. 1932 - Democrats gain control

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A time when it appeared that the political system might operate without competing parties:

Era of Good Feeling

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Who sought a grassroot party? What is it?

Jackson
A party organized chiefly at the local level and open to all citizens

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Three basic elements of party realignments:

1. The emergence of unusually powerful and divisive issues
2. An election contest or contests in which the voters shift their partisan support
3. An enduring change in the parties' policies and coalitions

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Types of third parties:

Single-issue parties
Factional parties
Ideological parties
Reform parties

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Single-issue parties:

only exist to push a single issue

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Factional parties:

break away from existing/major parties

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Ideological parties:

formed around broad issues to which people gravitate

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Reform parties:

come into existence to fight off corruption

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Open primary:

allows independents and sometimes voters of the other party to vote in the party's primary
*gives all voters a say in the choices they'll have in the general election*

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Closed primary:

participation is limited to voters registered or declared at the polls as members of the party whose primary is being held

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Top-two primary:

*Type we have in CA!*
Top 2 finishers become the general election candidates

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Semi-closed primary:

allows independents but not registered voters of the other party to participate

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Runoff primary:

faces against someone of the same party; after that, they will go against the other party