AP Poly Sci HW #12 - Abigail Alon HW#12 1 The founding fathers viewed political parties as factions motivated primarily by ambition and self-interest

AP Poly Sci HW #12 - Abigail Alon HW#12 1 The founding...

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Abigail Alon HW #12 1. The founding fathers viewed political parties as factions, motivated, primarily, by ambition and self-interest. The legitimacy and success of the newly created federal government were still very much in doubt. 2. Our two- party system is different from those of other representative democracies because in other countries, the only way one could run for office is that he or she must be nominated by party leaders, campaigns are ran and funded by that party. The federal system we have in America decentralizes political authority, which in turn decentralizes political parties. In the United States we vote for the people we believe can help the better good of our country. Party leaders do not choose these representatives, unlike in most parliamentary systems. Our two-party system has primaries and caucuses. 3. The difference between straight-ticket voting and split-ticket voting is that a split ticket is voting for candidates of various parties for different offices (Senate, House, presidency…) in the same election. A straight ticket is voting for

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