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Checking Your Answers

Using the Web sites below, as well as books in your classroom or library and other resources suggested by your teacher, answer or check your answers to the questions. Make changes or additions if your answers were incomplete.

» Key Political Definitions

Here are some Web sites with important definitions for understanding political parties and what the major U.S. political parties and their candidates stand for:

Political party:
Dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=political%20party
AllRefer.com: http://reference.allrefer.com/encyclopedia/P/party-po.html
AP Government.com: http://www.apgovernment.com/apgovernment/politicalparties.html

Democratic Party:
The Democratic National Committee: http://www.democrats.org/
  · http://www.democrats.org/about/
Dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=Democratic%20party

Republican Party:
The Republican National Committee: http://www.rnc.org/
  · http://www.gop.com/About/Default.aspx
Dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=Republican%20party

George W. Bush:
Official Web site: http://www.georgewbush.com/

John F. Kerry
Official Web site: http://www.johnkerry.com/

Third parties:
Dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=third%20party
Newshour With Jim Lehrer: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/vote2004/politics101/politics101_thirdparties.html
Project Vote Smart: http://www.vote-smart.org/resource_political_resources.php?category=Political%20Parties

Party affiliation:
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press: http://people-press.org/commentary/display.php3?AnalysisID=97

"Where do you fit?" -- An interactive quiz to learn more about your partisan leanings from the Pew Research Center for People and the Press: http://people-press.org/fit/

Electoral College Map -- An interactive map to learn more about how your state has voted in the past from the Newshour With Jim Lehrer: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/vote2004/politics101/politics101_ecmap.html

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