Political Party Systems PowerPoint
This assignment requires you to create a PowerPoint presentation to explain the two-party political system used in the
United States and describe each party’s process during a presidential election.
You should discuss each party and its respective mechanisms to select a nominee for president, identifying each step of
the process. It may be helpful to choose a presidential election and follow the candidates from announcing candidacy to
their selection as the party nominee.
Your PowerPoint presentation must consist of 10 to 14 slides, not including the title and reference slides.
Your presentation must include the following items:
A title slide including your name, date, course, and assignment
Information about each political party’s structure and composition
A definition of superdelegates and an example of their impact on an election
PS 1010, American Government
Identification and summarization of the political machines at play and their impact
Information about how media acts as a political socializing agent during an election
Information about how each party uses the media
A few bullets describing whether the two-party system remains a fair and viable process
Three to four pictures, maps, or graphs that will illustrate important points in your presentation
Your slides should include explanations of the above points. You may include additional information you feel is relevant, but
do not create more than 14 slides. Use your creativity, and organize the material in a logical and understandable manner.
Use APA formatting for all paraphrased and quoted material. You must use at least three outside sources, at least one of
which should come from the CSU Online Library.