Part I Review

Monday, December 15, 2008
Posted by: Ms. Shea in In Class

Parties and Politics

  1. What are the three types of party systems?
  2. What is the major difference between democrats and republicans?
  3. What is a disadvantage of the one-party system?
  4. What was the first political party in the United States?
  5. What issue divided parties in the 1850’s?
  6. Who was the first Republican president?
  7. What did the Populist party believe in?
  8. How are third parties different from the two major parties?
  9. What type of people usually join the democratic party? The republican party?
  10. What is the major function of political parties?
  11. How do parties inform the public of their views?

Define: plurality, coalition, majority, patronage, political machine, grassroots movement

Voting and elections

  1. What are the qualifications for voting?
  2. What factors limit voting?

Define: literacy test, primary election

Presidency

  1. What are the qualifications for President?
  2. What are the qualifications for Vice President?
  3. How many terms can the President serve?
  4. What is the order of Presidential succession (first 5)
  5. Who declares war?

Define: treaty

2008 Election

  1. What are the stances of McCain and Obama on: Abortion, gay marriage, Iraq, Healthcare
  2. What is the electoral college and how does it work to determine the President?
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