POL 115 Week 5 (18 slides excluding reference)

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§ The purpose and functions of political parties in the United States

§ The various ways U.S. citizens can participate in the campaign and election process

§ The function and purpose of caucuses and primary elections in political campaigns, particularly in the presidential election process

§ The role the national political party conventions play in the presidential election process

§ The presidential general election campaign process, and the important factors and events that influence it

§ The role the media (TV, radio, internet, social media) plays in modern political campaigns

§ The role and influence of money in the modern political campaign