Flashcards in Political Parties Stuff Deck (27):
An alternative to a state primary in which party followers meet to select party candidates.
congressional campaign committee
Separate committees in Congress for each political party to help members or would-be members running for election.
A proposal originated by progressive reformers that permits a vote of party members to select the party’s nominee in the general election.
Parties that protest against depressed economic conditions.
Parties that are created by a split in a major party.
first party system
The original party structure in which political parties were loose caucuses of political notables in various locations.
A political party organization that values principle above all else. Spurns money incentives.
Allows a law to be enacted directly by vote of the people without approval of a legislative body.
mugwumps (or progressives)
One of two major factions, largely within the Republican Party: opposed the heavy emphasis on patronage and disliked the party machinery.
The person responsible for managing the day-to-day work of a national political party.
Delegates from each state and territory who manage party affairs between national conventions.
national party convention
The ultimate authority in both major political parties in the United States.
One of two major factions, largely within the Republican party, preoccupied with building up the party machinery, developing party loyalty, and acquiring and dispensing patronage.
Parties seeking a single policy.
A type of local party organization in which a candidate gets people to work for them for a campaign, then the organization disbands until the next election.
An electoral system in which the winner is that person who gets the most votes, even without a majority of the votes.
A political party organization that recruits its members with tangible incentives, and displays a high degree of leadership over members’ activities.
A group that seeks to elect candidates to public office.
second party system
The second party structure, built from the ground-up for political participation.
A political party organization based on gregarious or game-loving instincts.
An inducement that attracts people out of gregarious or game-loving instincts.
special interest caucus
A group within a political party united by a concern over a specific cause.
A political party organization created or sponsored by another organization.
Elected officials and party leaders present at the national convention of the Democratic party.
An electoral system with two dominant parties that compete in state or national elections.
A requirement that all delegates representing a state at a national party convention vote with the majority of their state delegation.