Political Spectrum Party Functions Party Similarities Electoral College Vocab

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The right.
Conservatives are on what side of the political spectrum?

100

Monitoring the actions of officeholders
Using the mistakes of their opponents to their own advantage is an example of which function of political parties?

100

Platform
Differences between political parties are stated in their ______

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Officially elect our president and vice president
What does the Electoral College do?

100

People who vote
Who are the electorate?

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Liberals.
Who favors government that is active in social and political change?

200

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

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To win elections
Why do political parties organize?

200

270
What's the magic number?

200

To run for office
What does campaigning mean?

300

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

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Recruiting and nominating candidates
Officially putting forth someone to run for political office is an example of which function of political parties?

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True
T/F - Candidates from both parties reflect liberal AND conservative views

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

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

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Conservatives
Who is most likely against raising the minimum wage?

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

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

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

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Popular vote
A direct vote is also known as what?

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

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

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

500

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

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

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