United States Government
10 ) Evaluate roles political parties play in the functioning of the political system of the United States.
Describing the role of third-party candidates in political elections in the United States
Explaining major characteristics of contemporary political parties in the United States, including the role of conventions, party leadership, formal and informal memberships, and regional strongholds
Describing the influence of political parties on individuals and elected officials, including the development of party machines, rise of independent voters, and disillusionment with party systems
Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards