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OCS Civics: M3 L1

Political Party A group of individuals with common interests who organize to nominate candidates for office, win elections, and conduct government so they can determine public policy
Democratic Party A major party in the United States that has liberal views
Republican Party A major party in the United States that has conservative views
Third Parties Minor parties that usually do not win elections but that may influence public policy
Two-Party System When two main parties have the power to conduct government
Liberal A set of beliefs that supports a larger role for the federal government, more social programs funded by the government, and more government regulation of the economy
Conservative A set of beliefs that supports more traditional moral or religious values, more power for state governments, and a limited role for federal government in the economy
Platform A political Party's beliefs or positions on public issues
Plank A political party's goal or objective on a specific public policy issue
Candidate Someone who runs for a political office
Created by: cortlyngonzales



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