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a word or phrase used to describe a thing or to express a concept, especially in a particular kind of language or branch of study__It is the resonsibility of voters to vote media
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair Bias
They Recruit and nominate candidates They educate voters about campaign issues (Platform) They Raise money to help candidates win They act as a “watchdogs” over the party in power Functions of political parties
They organize to win elections They influence public policies They reflect both liberal and conservative views They define themselves in a way that wins the majority support by appealing to the political center. similarites between parties
The differences are stated in the party’s platform and reflected in campaigning Diffrences
They introduce new ideas or press for a particular issue They often revolve around a political personality (Ex: Theodore Roosevelt, Ross Perot, Ralph Nader) They rarely win elections but they do raise awareness of certain issues. Third parties
is a term used to describe the difference in beliefs between the major political parties in the U.S political spectrum
Communists = Complete gov’t control – all services provided by the gov’t- on the far LEFT Opposing views
some gov’t control of economy but prefer less control in social matters. They support the DEMOCRATS not libral
stand with both sides – depends on issue Moderate
-less gov’t control of economy, more control of social matters. They support the REPUBLICAN not Democrats Conservations
= LEFT Conservative = RIGHT Republican
The _salate of electors__ is chosen for each state by popular vote. The electors meet to vote for __president and vice president The __winner take all systems_ leads to the targeting of __larger states__ for campaigning., although candidates must pay a Electrolge college
Require candidates to conduct extensive fundraising activities Limit opportunities to run for public office Give an advantage to wealthy individuals who run for office. Encourage The development of political action committees (PACs) Rising campain cost
Rising campaign costs have led to efforts to reform campaign finance laws Limits exist on the amount individuals may contribute to candidates campain finace reforms
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