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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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