Unit 9.docx - Unit 9 Political Participation Political parties elections Political Party An organization of people with shared ides about government

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Unit 9: Political Participation Political parties & elections Political Party: An organization of people with shared ides about government, politics and policy that tries to gain control of the government by nominating and running people for elected office. - Why does America have a two-party system? Plurality system of voting Media bias Cartelization of party system Cost of campaign - Plurality system of voting: (most important) Winner takes all - Media Bias: Media only covers the 2 major parties (democratic and republican) but not the minor parties (green party and liberal) The more people they reach the more money they get from advertisement; they want to reach. The broad group of people. - Cartelization of party system Cartel: A small group of people or organization could freeze out other organization from interfering The 2 parties have cartelized from each other Closed debates: Freeze out the third parties; rules of the debates are set by the candidates themselves
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