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Flashcards - History of Political Parties in the U.S.

Flashcards - History of Political Parties in the U.S.
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two-party system
A two-party system is a party system where two major political parties dominate politics within a government
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Geography
Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth
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Whigs
The Whig Party was a political party active in the middle of the 19th century in the United States
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political party
A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government
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political party
A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government
Whigs
The Whig Party was a political party active in the middle of the 19th century in the United States
Geography
Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth
two-party system
A two-party system is a party system where two major political parties dominate politics within a government
proportional representation
Proportional representation characterizes electoral systems by which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body
third party
Third party is used in the United States for American political parties other than the Republican and Democratic parties
plurality
A plurality vote or relative majority describes the circumstance when a candidate or proposition polls more votes than any other, but does not receive a majority
secession
Secession is the withdrawal of a group from a larger entity, especially a political entity , but also any organization, union or military alliance

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