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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

 
Political Parties


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Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

Thomas Jefferson A. The main political parties in America's two-party system.
economic protest parties B. The only obligation involved in joining a political party.
Republicans and Democrats C. Who organized the first Republican party?
Appeal to as many voters as possible D. Parties that want to express their discontent with the major parties and current economy are known as ____.
Completing a voter registration card E. One of the major reasons for the decentralized nature of the two major political parties.
Split-ticket voting F. What do major political parties try to do?
Federalism G. Casting ballots for candidates from different parties for different offices in the same election.


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Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party in 1792 as a congressional caucus to fight for the Bill of Rights and against the elitist Federalist Party. In 1798, the "party of the common man" was officially named the Democratic-Republican Party, and in 1800 it elected Jefferson as the first Democratic President of the United States.

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