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Political Parties

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Third Parties

Political Parties Quiz

1. What is a political party?

A political party is an organization that seeks to influence government by electing officials to office.

2. Why does the United States have a two-party system?

A number of factors contribute to the two-party system, including the electoral system, legal barriers to third parties, history and tradition, and political socialization.

3. Why do some object to the two-party system?

Some feel that the two-party system is undemocratic because it does not represent significant parts of the population and that it greatly limits the electoral choices Americans have.

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