Economic Policy Democrats: Tax the rich more so and tax the middle and lower class less. Republicans: Tax everyone as little as possible. Flat tax rate for all.
Death Penalty Democrats: Only use Death penalty when 100% necessary Republicans: Believe the death penalty lessens crime rates
Gun Control Republicans: oppose all gun control or anti-hunting provisions Democrats: In the past, supported gun control. Now, share the same beliefs as Republicans.
Famous Members Democrats: Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), John F. Kennedy (JFK) Republicans: Ronald Reagan, George Bush ( W and HW)
Key Members Today Democrats: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Republicans: Mitt Romney, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senior Senator John McCain.
Formative Assessment Which Party does Michigan usually vote for? True or False: Republicans are for taxing the rich more than the poor? Which Party is president Obama a member of? Which Party are the “Red” states? Mitt Romney is a member of which party?
Formative Assessment John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt were both? Which party wants to take all of America’s guns away?