Political Spectrum
Party Functions
Party Similarities
Electoral College
Vocab
100
Conservatives are on what side of the political spectrum?
The right.
100
Using the mistakes of their opponents to their own advantage is an example of which function of political parties?
Monitoring the actions of officeholders
100

Where are the differences of political parties stated? (Where each party stands on specific issues)

Their platform

100
What does the Electoral College do?
Officially elect our president and vice president
100
Who are the electorate?
People who vote
200

Who favors government that is active in promoting equality, human rights, and the common good?

Liberals.

200

A debate between two candidates is an example of which function of political parties?

Educating the electorate about campaign issues.

200
Why do political parties organize?
To win elections
200

What is the total number of electoral votes AND what is the magic number?

538 total votes
270 to win

200
What does campaigning mean?
To run for office
300

What do conservatives typically favor more government action to promote?

Social order and morality

300
Officially putting forth someone to run for political office is an example of which function of political parties?
Recruiting and nominating candidates
300
T/F - Candidates from both parties reflect liberal AND conservative views
True
300

The fact that candidates need a majority of votes to win each state favors what type of party system?

Two-party System

300

How the government responds to problems and issues.

Public policy

400
Who is most likely against raising the minimum wage?
Conservatives
400

Why do parties want to win elections

To influence public policy

400
How are Third Parties mainly different from the two major political parties?

Work to introduce new ideas or press for a particular issue

400

A presidential candidate who receives 49.9% of the popular vote in Virginia will earn how many electoral votes?

Zero

400

Popular vote

A direct vote by the people

500
Those in the middle of the political spectrum are known as what?
Moderates
500

Why do parties organize?

To win elections

500
What to both parties try to do in order to win majority support?
Appeal to the political center
500

The number of electoral vote each state receives is exactly equal to?

It's total number of representatives in Congress. (#Senators + #Representatives)

500

Trying to influence lawmakers to vote for or against a bill

Lobbying

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