2nd October 2019


What is the definition of a political party?

Roles and Definition of Political Parties. A political party is defined as an organised group of people with at least roughly similar political aims and opinions, that seeks to influence public policy by getting its candidates elected to public office.

What are the 3 parties of government?

Parties with state representation
Political PartiesState Lower Chamber SeatsState Upper Chamber Seats
Republican Party3,0471,158
Democratic Party2,339804
Vermont Progressive Party73
Libertarian Party31

What was the first political party in the United States?

In 1787 they began calling themselves the Federalists. This was the first United States political party. In 1796, anti-Federalists gathered around Jefferson. Members of Jefferson's group called themselves Democratic-Republicans.
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