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The Role and Purpose of Political PartiesPolitical Parties A political party is a group of people who seek to control government by winning elections and holding officeAmerica’s two major parties are the republicans and democratic Parties can be principle-oriented, issue-oriented, or election-oriented America’s parties are election-orientedWhat do Parties do?1)nominate candidates2)inform and active supporters3)act as a bonding agent4)govern5)act as a watch dogThe major function of a party is to recruit, select, and present candidates for public officeDefine and take stances on important issuescampaign for candidatescriticize other candidates for their positionsvouching that a candidate is worthy of the officeTrustworthy, of good character, capable of the job, etc.Executive & legislative branchesmust work togetherbi-partistan actionsare supported by both partiespartisanships is firmallegiance to party and can cause gridlockParties out of power ‘police’

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Term
Fall
Professor
Kathleen Ozment
Tags
Test, President of the United States, Left wing politics, Purpose of Political Parties

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