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CE U3: Poli Process
Political Parties Vocabulary
|a group of people organized together to direct and influence policies and laws of government
|Republican Party and Democratic Party
|The two main parties in the United States
|an alternative to the two main parties; rarely gain power in government, but offer new ideas and can play important roles in elections
|The political system where two main political parties dominate the government
|One of the two main parties in the United States. Generally more liberal and wants government influence/involvement. Symbol = donkey, color = blue.
|One of the two main parties in the United States. Generally more conservative and wants less government influence/involvement. Symbol = elephant, color = red.
|A view/person open to new ideas, behavior, or reform. This political view is on the left side of the political spectrum, and is in favor of government involvement.
|A view/person that is more traditional, cautious, and sometimes against change. This political view is on the right side of the political spectrum, and is against government influence/control.
|A view/person that is "in the middle" - not extremely liberal or conservative. This political view may use/share ideas from both sides of the political spectrum.
|A preliminary (initial/first) election to appoint delegates or candidates for a main election.
|The declared beliefs, policies, or goals of a political party/group
|A line that shows political beliefs. The line has a midpoint, with political views on the left and right (left/liberal or right/conservative). Political beliefs fall somewhere on the line.
|four functions of political parties
|recruit and nominate candidates, educate public about campaign issues, help candidates win, monitor actions of officeholders