09 - PoliSci 1101 3/19/09 1860 Election 1st serious...

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PoliSci 1101 3/19/09 1860 Election 1 st serious multiparty presidential election Lincoln (REP)-180EV, Breckenridge (S. DEM)-72EV, Bell (Constitutional Union)-39EV, Douglas (Dem)- 12EV Caused/spark of the civil war Multiparty—possibly fosters disunity, and it might make it possible for a smaller party to win if the two bigger parties split the vote Types of Minor Political Parties Ideological Minor Parties Parties whose members subscribe to a common belief system/worldview Communist Party, Socialist Party, Libertarian Party Tendency—great staying power, but little impact or electoral success Loyal members, but not large membership Single-Issue Minor Parties Balancing the budget Parties that advocate a particular issue Anti-Masonic Party, Free Soil Party, American/Know-Nothing Party Prohibition Party, Green Party, Right-to-Life Party Tendency—varying staying power, some impact or electoral success Sometimes people get involved in minor parties to raise awareness (and
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