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Ch 11: The History & Role of Political Parties: Tutoring Solution

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The History & Role of Political Parties chapter of this Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about political parties. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the party structures and functions covered in a typical introductory political science course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other political science work.
  • Identify the political party concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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This chapter of our Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the history and role of political parties and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding two- and multi-party systems, political party mobilization, the American electoral system, ideological and non-ideological party structures or any other political parties topic
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Learning objectives:

  • Describe the function, structure, and pre- and post-Civil War history of America's political parties
  • Explain how national political parties are organized.
  • Compare two-party and multi-party systems.
  • Explore the purpose of minor parties in American politics.
  • Note the distinctions between interest groups and political parties.
  • Examine the state of political parties in the United States today.
  • Discover how political parties factor in the American electoral system.
  • Define ideological and non-ideological parties.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: The History & Role of Political Parties: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Political Party: Definition, Function, Organization & Mobilization

1. Political Party: Definition, Function, Organization & Mobilization

The following lesson will introduce you to the concept of political parties in the United States government. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

The National Parties: Organization & Structure

2. The National Parties: Organization & Structure

The following lesson will cover the structure and organization of the Democratic and Republican parties at the national level. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

History of Political Parties in the United States (Pre-Civil War)

3. History of Political Parties in the United States (Pre-Civil War)

The following lesson will discuss the history and evolution of the two-party system in the United States. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

History of Political Parties in the United States (Post-Civil War)

4. History of Political Parties in the United States (Post-Civil War)

The following lesson will continue to cover the history of political parties, this time, the history that occurred after the Civil War. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Two-Party & Multi-Party Systems: Similarities & Differences

5. Two-Party & Multi-Party Systems: Similarities & Differences

The following lesson will cover the similarities and differences between the two-party and multi-party systems of government. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Minor (Third) Parties: Definition, Role & Examples

6. Minor (Third) Parties: Definition, Role & Examples

The following lesson will introduce the concept of third parties, as well as explain their role in the national political party system. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

The Relationship Between Political Parties & Interest Groups

7. The Relationship Between Political Parties & Interest Groups

The following lesson will cover the similarities and differences between political parties and interest groups. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

The Current State of Contemporary United States Political Parties

8. The Current State of Contemporary United States Political Parties

The following lesson will cover the current state of the two major political parties in the United States and the mechanisms that cause political change. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Electoral and Party Systems: Definition & Role

9. Electoral and Party Systems: Definition & Role

The following lesson will define and explain the role of the United States' electoral system and how it affects the shape of our party system. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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