Magruder's American Government

Magruder's American Government Magruder's American Government

ISBN: 9780131818903 / 0131818902

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Chapter 5 Assessment

1.

A multiparty arrangement is a system which several major and many lesser parties exist and compete to win public offices.

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2.

A pluralistic society is one of many cultures and groups, and because of this they support different parties for different reasons.

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3.

It is the party that controls the executive part of the government.

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4.

Minor party doesn't have much voter support.

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5.

Split ticket voting have caused political party power to decline.

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6.

It is a no party system.

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7.

It is a general agreement among different groups, which is what people strive for in the US government.

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8.

Splinter parties split away from other parties.

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9.

One candidate is elected to each office on the ballot.

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10.

Only the Republican and Democrats have the ability to win public office.

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11.

False

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12.

True

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13.

False

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14.

True

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15.

Try to control government through winning elections and having positions in government.

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16.

Divisive - people separate into different parties and back different policies.

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17.

1) Major parties have a huge say in what laws are passed
2) Rather than being a unified body, the government is divided into parts based on policies

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18.

1) Single member districts
2) Non-major party candidates are discouraged

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19.

1) You get different opinions from people and it can better help understand the different views in the United States
2) It causes divides in the country

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20.

People join different parties because of their beliefs and ideologies.

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21.

a) Federalist
b) Led by Alexander Hamilton and they favored a stronger government.

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22.

a) It was founded after the democrats were fragmented and in 1856 it took Whigs and antislavery Democrats.
b) It was the only party in history to jump from third to major party status.

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23.

IN 1932 Franklin Roosevelt was president and the Democrats were back in power.

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24.

historically the new President could take many of his parties candidates into office with him but this has not been the case.

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25.

1) Ideological parties are based on a specific set of beliefs.
2) Single issue parties focus on only one public policy matter.
3) Economic protest parties come up from periods of economic problems.
4) Splinter parties come off of other major parties

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26.

Minor parties are more willing to take stands on controversial issues.

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27.

They rally behind one person.

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28.

It is the leader of the national committee.

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29.

1) Voters are less likely to align with one party.
2) Increase in split ticket voting
3) Structural changes and reforms making parties more open but there is more internal conflict.
4) Changes in technology for voting.

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