4.3A Evaluate the role of political parties, interest groups including organized labor and the media in influencing the public agenda, public opinion, and the actions of government.
4.2G Identify the issues behind and explain the changes resulting from landmark United States Supreme Court decisions including Bush v. Gore (2000)
4.3B Describe the electoral process including the components of national campaigns, the nominative process, campaign funding, and the Electoral College.
How did the American party system develop?
What influence have third party candidates had in presidential elections?
How do primaries and voter turnout influence political parties.
What do political parties do? Give several examples.
Does the current political system allow for the best representation possible?
All things considered can voters make final decisions to do what is best for society?
Evolution and role of political parties in the United States, custom not law 4.3A
Role of Political Parties: Democrats, Republicans and what they stand for
Impact of Third parties
2. Election Process
Strengths and weaknesses of the Electoral College (1824, 1876, 1888, 2000) Bush v Gore4.2G
Selection of Electors 4.3A
Caucus, Primary, National Nominating Convention: Open, Closed 4.3B