Political Parties, Political Participation, Campaigns and Elections Multimedia Presentation
The American Two-Party System Components Behind are the two gatherings emerged amid the confirmation of the Constitution, adding to “it’s generally been like this” attitude and the conviction that Americans by and large concede to key matters. Congressional structures as a rule have a head of state, regularly called the president. Yet they likewise have a leader of the administration, frequently called the executive or chancellor, who is the pioneer of one of the vast gatherings in the governing body. In Germany, the president’s obligations are generally stylized, and he or she is relied upon to work in a politically nonpartisan manner. In vote based systems like Germany with multiparty frameworks, in light of the fact that nobody party has a dominant part of the votes, coalition governments are fundamental. The multiparty structure supports the presence of minor gatherings by giving them motivating forces to drive forward and unbalanced force on the off chance that they will shape a legislature.
In some multiparty parliamentary systems, parties run slates of candidates for legislative positions, and winners are determined by proportional representation, in which the parties receive a proportion of the legislators corresponding to their proportion of the vote. In our single-member district, winner-take-all system, only the candidate with the most votes in a district or state takes office
In multiparty systems, parties at the extremes are likely to have more influence than in our two-party system, and in nations with a multiparty system, legislatures more accurately reflect the full range of the views of the electorate.
In contrast, our two-party system tends to create centrist parties that appeal to moderate elements and suppress the views of extremists in the electorate.
Multiparty parliamentary systems often make governments unstable as coalitions form and collapse.
In contrast, two-party systems produce governments that tend to be stable and centrist, and as a result, policy changes occur incrementally.
Roles and Functions of Political Parties
Roles of Political parties
Linking Levels Of Government
A watch dog
Function of Political party
Recruit and nominate candidates
Educate the electorate about campaign issues
Help candidates win elections
Monitoring actions of officeholders
How can one participate in the process?
-Political participation: All the activities used by citizens to influence the selection of political leaders or the policies they pursue
Voting in elections
Working in campaigns or running for office
Contacting elected officials
Ways Citizens able to contribute in the Campaign and Election process.
Using the internet.
Informal groups formed by members of Congress who share a common purpose of goals
Congressional Black Caucus
Democratic or Republican Caucus
The role of Conventions
The convention system has been mainly built by the two major parties in American politics.
Party national committees arrange the time and place for their party’s nominating convention.
The Appointment and Selection of Delegates
Parties apportion the number of delegates each State will receive based on electoral votes and other factors
Delegates are selected through both presidential primaries and the caucus-convention process.
What is the Presidential Election Campaign?
The United States of American holds a presidential election every four years and includes both a primary season, and a general election. During the primary season, the two major political parties narrow the field of candidates through state votes to nominate the party’s candidate for the general election.
Important factors that influence the Election
Public opinion polls
Voter attitudes towards government
WHAT ROLE DOES THE MEDIA PLAY IN MODERN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
They can reach endless voters with little effort via television, the internet and newspapers
Voters can view content on their own time
Reach voters that might normally be uninformed
Increased communication due to the increase in technology and social media use globally
How does money influence a political campaign??
Some of the things that influence a campaign by the use of money are:
Influence & Lobbying. (n.d.). Retrieved September 15th , 2016, from https://www.opensecrets.org/influence/
Influence & Lobbying. (n.d.). Retrieved September 15th, 2016, from https://www.opensecrets.org/influence/
Encyclopedia.com (2016) American Party Politics: American Eras. 1997. Retrieved from: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2536601632.html
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