In a system of separation of powers like that in the United States, what do parties serve to do? Which Amendment eliminated potential confusion over whom the electors were choosing as president...

In a system of separation of powers like that in the United States, what do parties serve to do?

Which Amendment eliminated potential confusion over whom the electors were choosing as president and whom as vice president?

What would be a false statement about minor parties in America? 

From the outcomes of presidential and congressional elections in recent years, it is reasonable to conclude that there has been an increase in:- number of times Republicans have voted for Democratic presidential candidates; percentage of people who identify with a political party; amount of split-ticket voting; or percentage of people who vote for the same party in all elections

What are congressional campaign committees?

Primary Elections: Why are they used for choosing candidates and what do they contribute?

How do the national party committees control their affiliates?  

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As per Enotes policy we do not answer multiple choice questions, but we DO answer questions, so I have edited some of yours.

In a system of separation of powers like that in the United States, what do parties serve to do?

The separation of powers in a government such as that of the United States helps with the coordination among the separate branches.  This way there is less of a chance for one branch to acquire more power than another. It is sort of the same idea behind “checks and balances”. That is ultimately what political parties do. You could argue that some of them further disperse power and dredge up scandalous material about opponents, but these are biased answers that do not reflect the reality of all parties.

Which Amendment eliminated potential confusion over whom the electors were choosing as president and whom as vice president? The amendment that eliminates the confusion is the Twelfth Amendment which sets the parameters to the election of the President and Vice President. It was passed in 1803 in Congress and ratified on June 15, 1804

What would be a false statement about minor parties in America?  A false statement would be that minor parties, also known as third parties, have evolved into major parties. It is the other way around. The major parties that have angered or discontented its followers cause for these followers to secede from the party and form a smaller group. This group which may or may not be a powerful minority; stating that they are would be a generalization that is not always true, nor is it “often” true.

From the outcomes of presidential and congressional elections in recent years, it is reasonable to conclude that there has been an increase in:- number of times Republicans have voted for Democratic presidential candidates; percentage of people who identify with a political party; amount of split-ticket voting; or percentage of people who vote for the same party in all elections

This question is to be answered by deductive logic- Voting is anonymous so we wouldn’t know whether Republicans are voting for Democrats, moreover, there are also Libertarians, non-partisans and lots of other voters who base their vote on platforms. Low voting turnouts also show that there is NOT an increase of people identifying themselves, but a decrease. The logical answer is that there may be a lot of split ticket voting considering that we have a Speaker of one party and a President of another.

What are congressional campaign committees? These committees are created so that they can supplement congressional candidates with additional funding that matches the funding already raised by the candidate.

Primary Elections: Why are they used for choosing candidates and what do they contribute? American political parties’ use of primary elections to choose their candidates contributes to the decentralization of power within the parties. These procedures were proposed by the progressive moment so that the power of the candidates is given back to the people so that they decide who they really want as a leader.

How do the national party committees control their affiliates?  The national party committees control their state and local affiliates through money collected and distributed by the national committees.

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