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SS.7.C.2.8 - Political Parties


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What You Need to Know:

Student Review Reading for SS.7.C.2.8

Identify America's current political parties, and illustrate their ideas about government.


Benchmark Clarifications: 

  • Students will compare current political parties’ ideas about government. Read more!
  • Students will evaluate the impact political parties have on society, government, or the political system. Read more!

Example One (Low Complexity)

What are the names of the two major political parties in the United States today?

A. Democratic and Republican

B. Democratic and Libertarian

C. Socialist and Republican

D. Socialist and Libertarian


Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

The statement below is from a political party platform.


Which political party's position is represented in the statement?

A. Communist

B. Democratic

C. Republican

D. Socialist


Example Three (High Complexity)

In the modern political system, which issue represents a basic disagreement between Republicans and Democrats?

A. the responsibilities of government

B. the frequency of national elections

C. the legality of the U.S. Constitution

D. the support for the U.S. military soldier


C.2.8 - Vocabulary

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FLDOE Civics Tutorials

courtesy of FL Department of Education


Discovery Education


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Civics on Demand

Additional Resources

Textbook Review


Chapter 10, Section 1 - p. 252-254