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Chapter 21 Parties and Elections in Texas
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Parties and Elections in Texas • The role of political parties in Texas • Texas’s history as a one-party state • Elections in Texas • Participation in Texas elections • Campaigns • Three pivotal elections
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The Role of Political Parties in Texas • What are the important functions of political parties in Texas? • How are political parties organized in Texas?
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The Role of Parties • The parties provide recognizable identity for candidates for political office. • The parties help raise money. • Parties play a part in organizing government.
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Texas’s History as a One-Party State • What is the history of the Democratic Party’s dominance in Texas? • How has the Republican Party’s power and influence grown in recent decades? • What are the current differences between Democrats and Republicans • What is the significance of the growth of the Hispanic population?
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History of the Texas Democratic Party • Reconstruction and Governor E. J. Davis • Constitutional Convention of 1876 • The Depression • The 1950s and Allan Shivers
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2008 for the course AM GOVT 1301 taught by Professor Benton during the Spring '08 term at Lamar University.

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