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A political party is a group of people with common ideas about
a) debates
b) government
c) history
d)

The purpose of a political party is to try to get who or what into public office to promote party ideas.
a) convention
b) candidates
c) committee
d)

Which party became the Democratic party?
a) Whigs
b) Anti-Federalists
c) Federalists
d)

Andrew Jackson, first leader of the Democratic party, thought the federal government should do what to the common people.
a) control
b) tax
c) represent
d)

The ideas of minor political parties can can do what to the beliefs of the major parties.
a) influence
b) debate
c) elect
d)

Candidates need committees, volunteers, and who or what else to carry on a political campaign.
a) staff
b) privacy
c) ballots
d)

Money to cover large campaign expenses comes from fund raisers, PACs, and what else
a) donations
b) surveys
c) tobacco
d)

The two major American ____________ parties are the ________ and the Republican parties
a) disco, Whigs
b) political, Deomcratic
c) political, Whigs
d)

The Republican party, which formed when several groups combined, was against _________ .
a) slavery
b) taxation
c) the Bill of Rights
d)

In a _______ primary, delegates to the national _____ are elected because they will support a certain candidate
a) candidate, convention
b) presidential, convention
c) PAC, convention
d)

________ addresses, _____ call votes, and acceptance speeches are heard at national conventions
a) President, candidates
b) Congress, each
c) Keynote, roll
d)

People cast their vote how in a voting booth
a) Publicly
b) Privately
c)
d)

Andrew Jackson left the Anti-Federalist party because he thought it was being used for the good of the common people.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

Minor party candidates can swing election outcomes away from a favored candidate.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

Re-electing incumbents, holding fund raisers, and keeping constituents informed are not functions of political parties.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

A nonpartisan primary is usually used to remove an official from office
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

Delegates to party conventions are elected in indirect primaries.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

In a closed direct primary, voters choose candidates from the party of their choice to run for offices in the general election.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

Delegates at national conventions vote for the party's nominees for President.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

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