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what is a political party

a group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and the holding of public office

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what are the two main parties in US

democrats and republicans

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what are the 3 common elements of a political party

party organization, party in government , party in electorate

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what does party organization mean

leaders, activists, and other people who give time, money, and ideas to the party

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what does party in government mean

people in the party who hold political office

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what does party in the electorate mean

the millions of people who identify themselves as members of the party

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what are political parties supposed to do

handle conflict, unify people, keep away extremists, nominate people for political office and present them to the voting public, inform and engage people in various issues, find qualified candidates for office

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partisanship

the strong support of their party and its policies

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how did the founding fathers feel about political parties

against them

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who referred to "factions" in politics, meaning that political parties cause disunity

james madison

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which side are democrats on

left

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what 2 words are used to describe some democrats

liberal and radical

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liberal

democrat; believes that government must take action to change economic, political, and ideological policies thought to be unfair

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radical

democrat; favors extreme change to create an altered or entirely new social system

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who believe in higher taxes

democrats

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what side is a republican on

right

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what 2 words are connected to republican

conservative and reactionary

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conservative

seeks to keep in place the economic, political, and social structure of society

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reactionary

favors extreme change to restore society to an earlier, more conservative state of affairs

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who believes in lower taxes

republicans

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who believes that private organizations or religious based organizations should play a role in social programs (schools, healthcare)

republicans

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how long do mist minor parties last

not long

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what are the four types of minor parties

ideological, single issue, economic protest, splinter

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what are ideological parties

have a certain set of beliefs

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examples from the past of ideological parties

socialist, social labor, communist parties

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present day ideological party example

libertarian party

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what does the libertarian party believe

believe in an individual and doing away with government programs

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what is the single issue party

usually based on one issue or problem
the know nothings opposed irish catholic immigration to america

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what is an economic protest party

usually angry with both parties for a particular reason or policy

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economic protest party example

greenback party were upset with situation facing farmers