YOU NEED TO HAND IN YOUR PROJECT TO YOUR TEACHER OR SUBMIT IT ELECTRONICALLY TO MRS. MCMICHAEL
WARM-UP 1)Turn to the Political Party tab in your notebook 2) You should have the Cover page, a blank sheet of paper and the vocab page in that section 3) On the blank sheet of paper labeled “Warm-ups” answer the following question: What are political parties?
Brainstorm: What are political parties? Political Parties
CE.5a SO… what is a Political Party ? It is NOT a real party!! It is NOT a real party!!
CE.5a It is a group of citizens that share common ideas about the way the government should carry out or do its work
Section 1-3 Gilbert Stuart’s painting of George Washington
History of Political Parties in the United States
DAILY OBJECTIVES 1.Define “political party” 2.Explain how the two-party system developed in the United States
Preview: What will be learning about the Political Process? Political Process Political Parties - Functions -Characteristics -Two party system -Third parties Elections - Voter registration and participation - Campaign costs - Role of the mass media Public Policy - public agenda - Influence of interest groups - Public opinion
Reading Activity With a partner… read pages 218-219 in the textbook and complete the 11 questions You have 15 minutes
1)George Washington did not want political parties to develop. 2)Political parties are: Association of voters with common interests Want to get their candidate into office Share beliefs about politics and gov’t roles Persuade voters 3) You do not have to pay dues, take a test or vote to be a member of a political party
CE.5a 4. There are only 2 major parties that run our government 5. The 2 major parties are the Democrats and the Republicans
CE.5a 6. The Constitution does not mention political parties but… Different political parties or groups were first formed in the early 1790s…
CE.5a Watch this short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oXpgZ9SSuU
7 and 8. Two rival groups formed during Washington’s administration led by Hamilton and Jefferson. They disagreed on how the government should run Alexander HamiltonThomas Jefferson
CE.5a 9. Alexander Hamilton believed in : - individual rights - strong national government - president should have more power Federalist
CE.5a Thomas Jefferson wanted: - individual rights - limit the power of the national government - more power to the states Republican
10. Thomas Jefferson’s Democrat- Republicans broke apart to become just the Democratic Party under Andrew Jackson. 11. A group broke off from the Democrats and the Whig parties over slavery in 1854. Abraham Lincoln was the 1 st Republican president in 1860.
CE.5a Which political party should you join? Which political party should you join? You need to understand what your political ideology (beliefs) are.. I believe that…. Take the Political Issues Survey…
CE.5a Liberals Favor more government assistanceFavor more government assistance Higher taxes to support social programsHigher taxes to support social programs
CE.5a Conservatives Favor assistance to businesses over individualsFavor assistance to businesses over individuals Strong militaryStrong military
CE.5a Moderates Tend to “Middle of the road”Tend to “Middle of the road” Some beliefs are liberal and some beliefs are conservativeSome beliefs are liberal and some beliefs are conservative
Watch a summary of the political parties Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=1lt-f3QQ7-A 1.Based on how you scored on the survey, read over issues on the party platform you are most likely to support. Do you agree with it? 2.Remaining class time: People who chose to present their project for extra credit may do so Complete the homework assignment which is creating a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two major political parties