Presentation on theme: "Political Parties. Republican vs. Democrat What does it mean to be a Republican? What does it mean to be a Democrat?"— Presentation transcript:
Republican vs. Democrat What does it mean to be a Republican? What does it mean to be a Democrat?
Republican vs. Democrat Small Government Lower Taxes National Security Family Values Favor 2nd Amendment Free Market Capitalism Pro-Life Large Government Higher Taxes Individual Rights Gay Rights Gun Control Environmental Issues Pro-Choice
Democrat vs. Republican Elephant In a cartoon that appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1874, there was a donkey clothed in lion's skin, scaring away all the animals at the zoo. One of those animals, the elephant, was labeled “The Republican Vote.” Donkey The Democratic donkey was first associated with Democrat Andrew Jackson's 1828 presidential campaign. His opponents called him a jackass (a donkey), and Jackson decided to use the image of the strong- willed animal on his campaign posters. Political Symbolism
Conservative vs. Liberal “Conservative” What does it mean to be conservative? “Liberal” What does it mean to be liberal? “Moderate” What does it mean to be moderate?
LeftCenterRight Where do they stand on today’s issues?? LiberalConservative Moderate/ Centrist GreenLibertarian DemocratsRepublicans