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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

Political Parties

The American Democracy: Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072481218/student_view0/chapter8/
multiple_choice_quiz.html

A multiple-choice quiz that will challenge your knowledge about America's two-party system and its role in American politics. You will be questioned about the historical development of political parties in the United States which examine the role of minor parties and the reasons for the emergence and persistence of the two-party system.

The First American Party System: Federalists and Democratic-Republicans: The Platforms They Never Had
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=560
Lesson Plan - Help students learn more about the statements of party beliefs and goals (party platform) and be able to summarize the key positions of the Federalists and Democratic Republicans.

Home-Made Political Parties
http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/
US_Government/GOV0014.html

Lesson Plan and Activities - Understand the role of political parties in our democracy, by participating in one of the primary activities of any party, writing a platform.

It's My Party
http://www.channelone.com/news/2003/10/08/quiz_politics/
Are you a Democrat, Republican, or Independent? Take the quiz to find out.

Political Parties
http://www.quia.com/jq/47759.html
Mini-multiple-choice quiz.

Political Parties
http://www.quia.com/tq/255467.html
More multiple-choice questions on political parties.

Political Parties
http://www.quia.com/tq/253274.html
More multiple-choice questions on political parties.

Political Parties Vocabulary
http://www.quia.com/mc/292555.html
Matching - Find the matching squares.

Political Parties Vocabulary
http://www.quia.com/fc/292555.html
Flashcards

Political Parties Vocabulary
http://www.quia.com/cc/292555.html
Concentration - Try to uncover the matching pairs of cards.

Smackdown: Democrats vs. Republicans
http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz.cfm?qid=154110&origin=
http://www.funtrivia.com/dir/5822.html

Trivia - In three centuries of spirited competition, which political party comes out ahead?

Sociology Bytes Politics
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/rkamper/intro.htm
WebQuest - It's 2060. Write a press release for a political party based on one of three sociological philosophies.

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Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party in 1792 as a congressional caucus to fight for the Bill of Rights and against the elitist Federalist Party. In 1798, the "party of the common man" was officially named the Democratic-Republican Party, and in 1800 it elected Jefferson as the first Democratic President of the United States.

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


Word Spy
Word Spy


Projects You Can Do

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Make your response map colorful and pleasing to the eye.

 

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