Overview1. Parties and Politics in America. 2. The Party Battle in America. 3. Characteristics of the American Party System. 4. Party Organizations. 5. Nominations for State and Congressional Offices. 6. Presidential Nominating Politics. 7. Political Parties and the Voters. 8. The General Election: Campaign Finance and Campaign Strategy. 9. Parties in the Government. 10. Political Parties: Important and Resurgent.