-1 Lesson 5 Chapter 9 How important were policy issues? Were they well-defined? Policy issues were very important to the citizens. The issues enabled people to have a foundation to stand on when selecting a candidate. No, the policy issues were not well defined. Policy issues did in fact allow the people to stand in common ground with who they wanted to vote for. It was mentioned in the passage, “the working mans candidate” which shows that the people excluded from the aristocracy wanted to have a say in how the government was ran. What does this piece reveal about the American political process at the local level? This piece reveals that the American political process at the local level was very personal, but also in a way primitive. It is primitive in the sense that it is unorganized and unorthodox compared to the political process at the national level. The piece shows the emotions felt by the normal, everyday, working American citizen, instead of just clustering all of their feelings together. Chapter 10
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