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

Differences between political parties are stated in 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 social and political change?
Liberals.

200

Raising money for party members is an example of which function?
Helping candidates win elections

200

Why do political parties organize?
To win elections

200

What's the magic number?
270

200

What does campaigning mean?
To run for office

300

Who do conservatives believe are best suited to solve our nation's problems?
People

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

What is public policy?
How the government responds to problems and issues.

400

Who is most likely against raising the minimum wage?
Conservatives

400

What are the two main goals of political parties?
Win elections and influence public policy

400

Both political parties want to win elections in order to do what?
Influence public policy

400

What do you call the system where the presidential candidate who wins the majority votes gets all of the state's electoral votes?
Winner-take-all

400

A direct vote is also known as what?
Popular vote

500

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

500

When political parties distribute brochures about their candidate, what function are they performing?
Educating the electorate about campaign issues

500

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

500

The electoral college leads to candidates focusing on what type of states?
Densely populated states

500

What is a party's platform?
List of their beliefs and principles, as well as, where they stand on specific issues