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Political Parties & Elections Project. Introduction. Vocabulary Words to know Campaign Manager Soft Money Political Party Conservative Liberal Moderate. Define These three NOW!!!!!. Standard. SSCG8.a Describe the organization, role, and constituencies of political parties.

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Political parties elections project

Political Parties & Elections Project


Introduction

Introduction

Vocabulary Words to know

  • Campaign Manager

  • Soft Money

  • Political Party

  • Conservative

  • Liberal

  • Moderate

Define These three NOW!!!!!


Standard

Standard

  • SSCG8.a Describe the organization, role, and constituencies of political parties.


Party organization

Party Organization

  • Examples: DNC and RNC

  • The levels


The chairperson of the national committee

The chairperson of the national committee


The chairperson of the national committee1

The chairperson of the national committee

Chair

  • Main spokesperson

  • Stop factionalism

  • Prepare party for next election

  • Raise money


The convention

The Convention

  • Every 4 years

  • Nominate Presidential and Vice-Presidentialcandidates

  • Adopt rules and platform

  • Define Platform -

  • Importance of media


Make your own party

Make your own Party

  • Use the survey to find other “like-minded” students

  • Form your own political party, complete with name, candidate and symbol

  • Outline your party platform-include your party’s key issues and your position on them (minimum of 3)


Debrief

Debrief:

  • Was it easy or difficult to choose the party issues and positions?


Role of political parties

Role of Political Parties

Read and take notes on 6 functions of political parties on pp. 460-462. Be sure to get notes on:

  • Recruiting candidates

  • Educating the public

  • Operating the government

  • Dispensing patronage

  • The loyal opposition

  • Reduction of conflict


Wrapping up

Wrapping up:

  • In your opinion, which two functions of political parties are most important? Why?

  • Write a summary paragraph explaining your position OR make a Frayer Model of the function you feel is most important.


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