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The Role and Purpose of Political PartiesPolitical PartiesA political party is a group of people who seek to control _______________________ bywinning elections and holding officeAmerica’s two major parties are the __________________ and __________________Parties can be principle-oriented, issue-oriented, or election-orientedAmerica’s parties are ______________________________________What do Parties do?1)2)3)4)5)The majorfunction of aparty is to________________________select, andpresentcandidates forpublic officeDefine andtake stances onimportant issues_____________ forcandidates_____________ othercandidates fortheir positions______________ that acandidate isworthy of theoffice____________, of goodcharacter,capable of thejob, etc.Executive &legislative branchesmust work together_______________ actions aresupported by bothparties_____________ is firm allegianceto party and cancause gridlockParties outof power________ theactions of theparty in powerAttempt toswaypublic opinion intheir own favorThe role of____________________________is importantAmerica’s 2 Party System___________________________: America began with two-parties: the Federalists & Anti-Federalists___________________________:

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