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Go #4 political parties completed 2011 2012

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  • 1. GO #4 Political Parties Political Parties play a key role in government and provide opportunities for citizens to participate in the _political process_. A __two-party_ system characterizes the American __political process__ ___Democrats___ __Republicans_____ Functions of political parties  Recruiting and nominating candidates  Educate the electorate about campaign issues  Helping candidates win elections  Monitoring actions of officeholders
  • 2. Similarities between parties Organize to win elections Influence public policies Reflect both liberal and conservative views Define themselves in a way that wins majority support by appealing to the political center Differences between parties Stated in party platforms and reflected in campaigning Third Parties  Although third parties rarely _win_ elections, they can play an important role in _public politics_.  Introduce __new ideas_ and/or press for a particular __issue_.  Often revolve around a __political personality_ (e.g., Theodore Roosevelt in the _Bull Moose Party_)

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