9-PoliticalParties - Political Linkage: Linking People to...

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Political Linkage: Linking People to Politics and Government Political Parties
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Critical Thinking What does the Constitution say about political parties? How did the Framers feel about political parties?
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The Role of Political Parties In a Democracy Definition: non-governmental organizations that draw like-minded individuals together who recruit and run candidates for public office in order to influence the government
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Parties & Popular Sovereignty Parties: Keep elected officials responsive to the eople people “Members represent a broad range of roups groups Groups cut across party lines Stimulate political interest Ensure accountability
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America has a Two-Party System Around the world… Most nations have a one-party or multi-party government The United States is unique in that it has two parties dominate the political landscape Why?
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America has a Two-Party System Why do we only have two parties? Institutional factors that help the system main two arty dominant remain two-party dominant Single-member districts Electoral College g
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