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political party
an associative of voters with common interests who want to influence government decisions by electing a candidate from their party
one party system
system where the party & the government are the same (china)
multi-party system
three or more parties compete for government control (canada)
two-party system
two parties dominate the political system
democratic-republican party
Thomas Jefferson/wanted to limit the power of national government/more power to the states/protect individual rights/strict interpretation of the constitution("if it doesn't say it you can't do it
federalist party
alexander hamilton/wanted a strong national government & strong president/ loose interpretation of constitution("the government should do what is necessary for the nation")
whig party
party between 1830&1850 that became the republicans
third party
challenges the other two parties, can affect the outcomes of elections and may influence government and policy
platform
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plank
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republican
less government involvement
democrat
more government involvement
populists
1890s made up of farmers&laborers, called for direct election of senators&eight hour working day
progressives
around 1900; wanted reforms in society; biggest candidate was theodore roosevelt after his presidency
single-issue parties
arise tp promote an issue(prohibitionist partyin 1872 wanted to ban the sale of alcohol