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Political Parties Gov Unit 2.  Functions  Help electoral process  Organize government  Nominate candidates.

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1 Political Parties Gov Unit 2

2  Functions  Help electoral process  Organize government  Nominate candidates

3  Types of Systems  One party  Two party  Multi -party

4 2 Party System

5  1 st Political Party  Federalists v. Democratic Republicans  Federalist v Anti- Federalists  Manufacturing vs farming  DR

6  Democrats v. Whigs  Democrats v. Republicans  Andrew Jackson drops Republican from name  Whigs form to oppose Jackson til 1852  Lincoln elected due to Dem split  Republicans hold till 1932  Democrats 32 till 1968  Republicans 68 till ??

7  Third Parties  Independents  Any party not associated w/ dominant 2  Third Parties- CNN 2004 Third Parties- CNN 2004 Third Parties- CNN 2004  Candidate not associated w/ any party

8  Party Organization  National  State  Local

9 Political Parties & Public Good  Criticisms Special Interest Special Interest Self-Serving Office Seekers Self-Serving Office Seekers Politicking Politicking Weakness of Political Parties Weakness of Political Parties

10  Benefits Provide Information Provide Information Accommodate Varied Opinions Accommodate Varied Opinions Discourage Sudden Shifts Discourage Sudden Shifts Encourage Political Participation Encourage Political Participation


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