A group that has a special interest The Framers wanted to avoid factions from forming Why are factions bad? Why might they be good?
LeftRight More Liberal Believe individual freedoms Civil Rights protection Reform or progress Leans more toward Democrat More conservative Wants things to stay the same or go by tradition Limit change Leans more toward Republican
Democrats today say the donkey is smart and brave, while Republicans say the elephant is strong and dignified.
Republican-REDDemocrat-BLUE Where are most red states located? Where are most blue states located?
RepublicansDemocrats No gun control No abortion Prayer in public schools No same sex marriage Death penalty Religious Gun Control Abortion Rights No prayer in public schools Legalize same sex marriage No death penalty Separation church and state
RepublicansDemocrats Spend money on defense & military Build more weapons for defense Less regulation on business Less environmental laws Spend less to help poor Spend less money on defense and military Spend less money on weapons Regulate business to protect worker and consumer More environmental protection Programs to help poor
DemocratsRepublicans Larger federal government Taxes used to help poor Society should be as equal as possible Smaller federal government Stronger state government Rule in the hands of the people Less government control Believe property rights Poor should help themselves Traditional family More Religious