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Objectives:

  • Describe the origin and the evolution of political parties and their influence.
  • Identify and explain the roles of various associations and groups in American politics.
  • Explain the concept of public opinion, factors that shape it, and contrasting views on the role it should
    play in public policy.
  • Explain the significance of campaigns and elections in American politics, current criticisms of campaigns,
    and proposals for their reform.
  • Explain the role of television, radio, the press, and the internet in political communication.

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Suffragists Mrs. Stanley McCormick and Mrs. Charles Parker, April 22, 1913, George
Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress), accessed August 14, 2013
<http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?suffrg:1:./temp/~ammem_DYUB::>.