40Is the Green Party a major political party or a third party? Question 7Is the Green Party a major political party or a third party?
41third-party or minor party Answer 7third-party or minor party
42Identify three items that the Green Party supports. Question 8Identify three items that the Green Party supports.
43Healthier environment An end to poverty Peace Answer 8Healthier environmentAn end to povertyPeace
44Identify three items that the Green Party is against. Question 9Identify three items that the Green Party is against.
45Big business controlling public lands Answer 9Big business controlling public landsDiscriminationBigotry
46Question 10The leader of the Green Party warns America’s youth that “If you do not turn on to politics, politics will turn on you. The fact that we have so many inequalities demonstrates this point.” What does this quote mean?
47Answer 10If you do not take an interest in what happening to our country politically, laws may be enacted that could potentially harm you. For example, Jim Crow laws.
48Question 11In your opinion, why don’t third party candidates win presidential elections?
49Answer 11They don’t have the large sums of money and their stances on issues are too controversial.
50Question 12Define the term minor party. Based on your definition of minor party, what do you think a major party is?
51Answer 12Minor party: A political party without wide support.Major party: A political party with wide-spread support.
52Define the terms bipartisan and incumbent. Question 13Define the terms bipartisan and incumbent.
53Answer 13Bipartisan: When the two major parties find common ground and work together.Incumbent: Current officeholder.
54Question 14Identify the symbol that represents the Republican Party? What symbol represents the Democratic Party?
56Why the donkey?When Andrew Jackson ran for president in 1828, his opponents tried to label him a "jackass" for his populist views and his slogan, "Let the people rule.“ Jackson, however, picked up on their name calling and turned it to his own advantage by using the donkey on his campaign posters
57Why the elephant?The Elephant— Political cartoonist Thomas Nast was also responsible for the Republican Party elephant. In a cartoon that appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1874, Nast drew a donkey clothed in lion's skin, scaring away all the animals at the zoo. One of those animals, the elephant, was labeled "The Republican Vote." That's all it took for the elephant to become associated with the Republican Party.