Chapter 8 notes outline fall05

Chapter 8 notes outline fall05 - List the four functions of...

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Chapter 8 SI- Startin Political parties are __________ __________ groups- largest and have only one purpose. After Washington no longer wanted to be President, what two political parties prevailed? During the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, political party identification was very _________. What was one factor that contributed to this? Until the 1990’s the South had always identified mostly with the _____________ party. What has changed and why? What has stayed the same and why? The Democratic Party has become more and more ___________ since the 1960’s. Conservative is referred to as the _______ wing, and Liberal is referred to as the _______ wing. The US has a ________ party system, even though more parties exist. The two main parties in the US are ____________ and ________________. Which one is considered liberal and which is considered conservative? List three characteristics for each of the two main parties in the US:
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Unformatted text preview: List the four functions of political parties: List the four main characteristics of political parties (in general): What is unique about the US in reference to our political party system? Electoral College: Votes for: Rooted in: Electoral candidates selected by: Are the electoral candidates legally bound to vote for the candidate selected by their states citizens? How are the number of electoral votes for each state determined? What is the ultimate aim of a political party / candidate? Define pragmatic and expediency: What are PACs? What is the difference between hard money and soft money? What are the limits on campaign contributions? What act defines these limits? How often do we reapportion voting districts? How often do we hold elections?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course POL 1013 taught by Professor Dr.j.philiprogers during the Spring '05 term at Texas San Antonio.

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