Review Info for Political Parties & Voting Test
- What are the two major
parties in the United States?
- What do parties do?
(Nominating Function, Informer-Stimulator Function, “Seal of
Approval Function, Economicsal Function, Watchdog Function)
- What are the reasons for
the two party system? What is a multi-party system? A one
party system? What are the weaknesses of each?
- What are minor
parties? How do they differ? (Ideological parties, single
issue parties, economic protest parties, splinter parties) What is
the role of minor parties?
- What is suffrage?
What are the stages in the struggle to extend voting rights?
- Who sets voting
qualifications? What restrictions are placed on the state?
- What are the requirements
of citizenship and residence in order to vote? What is the age
- What is the registration
requirement? Does it vary by state? What is it in Ohio?
- What are the literacy
requirements in states? Should states have a tax on voting? Do
they? Why or why not?
- Are there any people who
may not vote? Who are they? Why?
- What are the provisions of
the 15th Amendment? What is the “grandfather
- What is gerrymandering?
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