Chapter 9 Vocabulary

Chapter 9 Vocabulary - Chapter 9 Vocabulary Political...

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Chapter 9 Vocabulary Political parties - organized groups that attempt to influence the government by electing their member to important government offices Two-party system - a political system in which only two parties have a realistic opportunity to compete effectively for control Electoral realignment - the point in history when a new party supplants the ruling party, becoming in turn the dominant political force; in the US, this has tended to occur roughly every thirty years De-alignment - large-scale weakening of the partisan ties in the electorate Divided government - the condition in American government wherein the presidency is controlled by one party while the opposing party controls one or both houses of Congress Third parties - parties that organize to compete against the two major American political parties Single-member district - an electorate that is allowed to select only one representative from each district; the normal method of representation in the US Multiple-member district
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