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Your Last Assignment Write a 3- to 5-page (not including the bibliography), double-spaced paper arguing for or against the following: Divided government affects legislative productivity. Due at the beginning of class on June 6. Requirements: 3-5 pages, double-spaced in black ink 11 or 12 pt. font No cover page Make an argument. Your paper needs an introduction and a conclusion. Underline your thesis statement and the topic sentence for each paragraph. Use in-text citations with a reference list, following the Chicago Manual of Style .
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Parties in Government May 30, 2007
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Today Sum up PIE PIG (at least as it pertains to Congress)
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Party in the Electorate Based on PID Not party registration Not vote choice Balance has shifted toward Republicans Democrats retain a narrow majority Some fluctuation in independents, but not massive growth Increasingly partisan, though not necessarily polarized Shift from weak partisans to “leaners” Increasing influence on vote choice Race and class are important influences (especially among lower-class voters) Social issues increasingly important for middle- and upper-income voters
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Elements of American Parties PAO PAO PIG PIG PIE PIE
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Parties in Government Candidates for public office and those who hold office, elected or appointed, who share a party label. Two constraints on parties in government Separation of powers Federalism
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Unified Unified Divided Divided
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Unified Unified Divided Divided Years of Divided Government Years of Divided Government 1913-1952: 8 of 40 1913-1952: 8 of 40 1953-2008: 35+ of 56 1953-2008: 35+ of 56
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