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Tuesday October 29, 2013 OBJ: SWBAT understand how and why party demographics change over time. Drill: What factors contributed to the ineffectiveness.

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1 Tuesday October 29, 2013 OBJ: SWBAT understand how and why party demographics change over time. Drill: What factors contributed to the ineffectiveness of third parties? Does this violate any rules of Democracy? HW: Wilson , reading quiz

2 Political Coalition What is a political coalition?

3 Political Coalition A collection of various demographic groups that united in order to elect like-minded politicians to office.

4 Directions Identify which groups constitute the Democrat and Republican party coalitions and why they aligned themselves with the respective party. Identify if there were changes in the coalitions Be prepared to explain to the class the why and how of your coalition.

5 Political Coalitions In Groups of 4 –You will be assigned an era in politics. –Your job is to identify which groups aligned themselves with the Republican and Democratic coalitions of the time, why they did so, and if there was any change and why. –Create a poster with the title, your information, and at least one picture. NO STICK FIGURES. –You will present to the class, they will take notes based on your presentation.

6 DemocratsRepublicansDemocratsRepublicansDemocratsRepublicans Farmers African Americans Immigrants Minorities Union members Blue Collar Workers Catholics Jews Protestants Southern Whites Northeasterners Southerners Mid-Westerners The South City dwellers Religious Fundamentalists Southern Whites Social moderates Economic Moderates Industrial Workers Small Business Owners Bankers Northern Industrialists African Americans Union members Blue Collar Workers Protestants Northeasterners Mid-Westerners White Middle Class City dwellers Social Conservatives Economic Conservatives Social moderates Economic Moderates Farmers Industrial Workers Small Business Owners Bankers Northern Industrialists African Americans Immigrants Minorities Union members Blue Collar Workers Catholics Jews Protestants Southern Whites Northeasterners Southerners Mid-Westerners The South City dwellers Religious Fundamentalists Southern Whites Social moderates Economic Moderates African Americans Union members Blue Collar Workers Industrial Workers City dweller Small Business Owners Bankers Northern Industrialists Protestants Northeasterners Mid-Westerners White Middle Class Social Conservatives Economic Conservatives Social moderates Economic Moderates Farmers Industrial Workers African Americans Immigrants Minorities Union members Blue Collar Workers Catholics Jews Protestants Women Northeasterners South-Westerners Mid-Westerners City dwellers Government Employees Members of the Media Feminists Environmentalists Small Business Owners Bankers Northern Industrialists Catholics Protestants Southern Whites Southerners South-Westerners Mid-Westerners The South White Middle Class Military members Social Conservatives Economic Conservatives Religious Fundamentalists Southern Whites Social moderates Economic Moderates Anti-Communists Why Why and what changed?

7 DemocratsRepublicansDemocratsRepublicans Farmers African Americans Immigrants Minorities (Non-African American) Jews Women Northeasterners Mid-Westerners City dwellers Government Employees Members of the Media Feminists Environmentalists Industrial Workers Small Business Owners Bankers Northern Industrialists Union members Blue Collar Workers Catholics Protestants Southern Whites Women Southerners South-Westerners Mid-Westerners The South White Middle Class Military members Social Conservatives Economic Conservatives Religious Fundamentalists Southern Whites Social moderates Economic Moderates Anti-Communists Farmers Industrial Workers African Americans Immigrants Minorities (Non-African American) Union members Blue Collar Workers Catholics Jews Women Northeasterners South-Westerners Mid-Westerners White Middle Class City dwellers Government Employees Members of the Media Feminists Environmentalists Social moderates Economic Moderates Farmers Industrial Workers Small Business Owners Bankers Northern Industrialists Catholics Protestants Southern Whites Southerners South-Westerners Mid-Westerners White Middle Class Military members Social Conservatives Economic Conservatives Religious Fundamentalists Southern Whites

8 Complete Realignment/Critical Elections: Elections that are defined by a large-scale and permanent change in a parties electoral coalition. Secular Realignment: An election that is defined by a momentary change in a parties electoral coalition. Realignment of Political Coalitions

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36 Wrap Up Throughout America’s political history there have been ideological shifts by parties and individuals, what is the biggest factor in causing these shifts? Are these changes good for democracy or bad, explain.


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