Unit 3 - Parties, Interest Groups, & Mass Media

3. Parties, Interest Groups, & Mass Media 10-20% of test

About 15% of the AP exam will cover material from Unit 3




Practice Test Question

_____3. Party dealignment refers to

A.     The fact that about every 50 years a new party emerges in power

B.     The fact that America has a two party as opposed to a multiparty system

C.     The rise in the number of registered independents

D.    The trend of children of parents who both vote for the same major party to vote of the opposite party

E.     The fact that in a 2 party system, parties compete mostly for moderates


Unit Practice

Make a chart outlining the main policy positions of the two major US political parties.


Silly Analogy

If the US Democratic Party were a car, explain what kind of car would it be. If the US Republican Party were a car, explain what kind of car would it be.