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the choice 2004

» Student Handout:

What Do You Know About Political Parties in Campaign 2004?

» Directions:

Answer the following questions on your own before discussing them as a class.


What is a political party?


What do political parties do in the United States?


The present campaign is dominated by the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.

Who does the Democratic Party represent?


What policies are favored by the Democratic Party?


Who does the Republican Party represent?


What policies are favored by the Republican Party?


What is the party affiliation of George W. Bush?


What is the party affiliation of John F. Kerry?


The Democratic and Republican Parties are not the only organized groups involved in campaign 2004. What are some of the other political parties (often called third parties) in the United States?


What do these parties represent?


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