History: Political Parties

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History: Political Parties
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  1. A political party is...
    A group of people, or an organozation that seek to control the government through the winning of elections and the holding of public office.
  2. What does it mean to nominate a candidate?
    Select candidates and present them to the voters.
  3. Besides parties, what else informs and activates voters?
    News media and interest groups
  4. Control of the legislature is based on which party holds the ______ of seats in that legislature
    Majority
  5. Partisanship
    The strong support of their party and its policy stands.
  6. Identify two major parties from the past.
    • Whigs
    • Federalists
    • Democratic Republicans
  7. What's the "Watchdog" role?
    The party that is out of power criticizes the party that controls the government,

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