1. Explain the role of political parties in the U.S.
What functions do they serve and how do they help to organize the political
2. What do interest groups do? What are their main goals?
How do they positively and negatively impact our society?
3. Name and describe 5 of the 10 factors of political
4. “Public officials must always balance public
opinion with their own beliefs.” Explain why. What problems face political
leaders who always follow the polls in deciding what to do? What problems face
political leaders who never follow the polls when deciding what to do? How can
polls help leaders who already know what they want to do?
5. Describe the American system of campaign finance.
What are PACS? Super PACS?