Updated: 6/29/2020

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  • Because these two parties are so powerful, the United States government is often called a "two-party system." Some would refer to this as a Duopoly because they are the main political parties and they run the government.
  • How and why were political parties established in the United States and what is their purpose
  • The Electoral College is a body of electors established by the United States Constitution, which forms every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president of the United States.
  • What is the Electoral College and how are the electors appointed?
  • What are the the three branches of government and why are they necessary in a Federalist System?
  • To ensure a separation of powers, the U.S. Federal Government is made up of three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. To ensure the government is effective and citizens' rights are protected, each branch has its own powers and responsibilities, including working with the other branches.