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Radical Total Change Believe in violence for the good of the cause is fine (Campus riots, 1960’s
Liberal Support change Good things – plan for it, should be legal.
“Middle of the Road” Benefit both sides Independents Moderate
Conservative Must prove change will be a benefit (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!) Oppose change
Reactionary Want to go back to the way things used to be Ku-Klux Klan
Conservative: traditional, cautious, do not favor major changes
Liberal: tend to favor change or try new ideas, not bound by tradition
Moderate: “Middle of the Road”, not extreme, try to get support from liberals and conservatives
Federalists: led by Alexander Hamilton – First Political Party 1. Supported a strong national government
2. Became the Republican Party in 1854 – formed by people who opposed slavery
3. Lincoln – First Republican President in 1860
Antifederalists: Led by Thomas Jefferson 1. Supported a strong state government
2. Became the Democratic- Republican Party 3. Andrew Jackson- 1 st Democrat elected President in 1828
History of the two Major Political Parties 1828 – Democratic- Republican Party led by Thomas Jefferson Federalist Party led by Alexander Hamilton
1830- Federalist Party fades away – Whig Party formed Democratic-Republican Party became the Democratic Party
1854 – Republican Party formed by those who opposed slavery and soon replaced the Whig Party
Third Parties 1. No third party has ever won a presidential election 2. They have affected election results
3. They propose ideas that are eventually adopted by major political parties.
4. Populist Party of the 1890’s called for direct election of senators and an eight hour workday.
5. Progressive Party 1) Split from Republican Party in 1912
2) Called the Bull Moose Party – Theodore Roosevelt said he felt as “fit as a Bull Moose”
3)Roosevelt took away votes from the Republican, Wm. Howard Taft so that the Democrat, Woodrow Wilson won the election.
Ideological Parties 1. Focus on changing society in major ways
2. Socialist Labor Party and Communist Party USA: Support government ownership of transportation, factories, farms, businesses
3. Libertarian Party Wants to cut the size of government 4. Green Party Opposes powerful corporations
Other Party Systems 1. Most democracies have a multiparty system: Canada – 3 major parties Germany – 5 major parties Israel – more than 20 major parties
In a multiparty system, one party rarely wins enough support to control the government, so several parties must work together.
One Party Systems: 1. Party and government are the same thing: Peoples Republic of China- Communist party Iran – run by Muslim leaders
Today’s Political Parties 1. Basic difference – how much government should be involved in the lives of Americans.
1) Democrats: more Federal government involvement in: economyhousing incomeeducation Jobs for poor
2)Republicans: want less government regulation If economy grows, the poor will be able to find jobs and meet their own needs.
2. Avoid extreme positions on issues in order to get the most votes
3. Platform:made up of all the planks for the party- series of statements expressing where the party stands on the issues
Plank: individual part of the party’s platform Example: abortion gun laws taxes education
Single Issue Parties 1. Don’t plan on winning but want to promote a social, economic, or moral issue. 2. Prohibitionist Party, 1872 – ban sale of alcohol
Political Parties Chapter 9 Section 1.
Development of American Political Parties
Democrat vs. Republican
Unit 4 Chapter 9 Notes “Elections”-Answers
What is the purpose of a political party?
Chapter 9: Political Parties and Politics
Political Parties and politics
Government Chapter 9.
UNIT THREE Political Parties and Interest Groups.
Political Parties The Development of Political Parties.
Political Parties and Politics *The Two-Party System *Political Party- is an association of voters with broad, common interests who want to influence or.
Civics Chapter 9 Sections 1 & 2. Two-Party System Political party – an association of voters with broad common interest who want to influence or control.
C.9 Political Parties. Third Parties These parties are referred to as third parties because throughout history they have challenged the two major parties.
U.S. System A political party is an association of voters with broad, common interests who want to influence or control decision making in government.
VIP MATH Remainder of this week: Practice Test Questions Next Week: Monday & Tuesday –Take the Plan Test again (20% of Grade) –You will pass this class.
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