Study Guide for Political Parties, Voting, and Elections

Topics to Study for the Test

The Function of Political Parties

What do they do?

The History of Political Parties

  • How have they changed over time?
  • Where did they come from?
  • How did they form?

Liberals and Conservatives

  • Who are they?
  • What are some characteristics?
  • What are their stances on some issues? (Think about the quiz/survey you took)

Political Spectrum

  • What is it?
  • What is the function of the Political Spectrum?

Third Parties

  • Who are they?
  • What is their purpose in our government?

The Right to Vote

  • What are the requirements to vote?
  • What are the 5 stages of extending suffrage?

The Civil Rights Movement

  • What is this?
  • Why is it important?


  • Why are elections important?
  • How are elections held in this country?