Political Parties and Discussion - Study Guide

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Unit 10: Political Parties and Discussion - Study Guide Unit 10 Study Guide Study questions on Political Parties You should print out a copy of these questions and make notes as you read the chapter.* Bardes Chapter 8: Political Parties 1. What is a political party? What are its main objectives? 2. How do political parties differ from interest groups? 3. What is a faction and how do factions differ from parties? 4. What functions do parties perform for the political system? 5. What have been the main parties in U.S. history? What party systems can be identified over time? 6. How have the geographical strengths of the Democratic and Republican parties changed since the end of the 19 th Century? What is meant by “red states” and “blue states”? 7. With what policy positions and constituencies are today’s two major parties identified? 8. What are the three “faces of the party” and how would you describe each of them? 9. How are political parties organized in the U.S.? At what level is each party’s strength
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2009 for the course PS PS 231 taught by Professor Knight during the Spring '09 term at Chadron State College.

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