Chapter 9 Struggle for Democracy

Chapter 9 Struggle for Democracy - Political Parties What...

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Political Parties • What is a political party? • Party exists as different things part of the electorate as an organization in government Parties in History Realignment Where did the GOP come from? Federalists… National Republicans… Whigs… Republicans Where did the Democrats come from? Anti-Federalists… Democratic- Republicans… Democrats What the heck are all these party systems the book keeps talking about?
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Idea: about every 40 years we have a realignment First Party System (1790s-1820s) ran for president 1800 election: often called Revolution of 1800 Second Party System (1820s-1850s) Third Party System (1850s-1890s) Fourth Party System (1896-1932) What are we in now? Big debate among scholars Fifth system starts in 1932 with New Deal New Deal coalition Sixth system? Maybe? Dealignment?
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Era of Divided Government? Do these systems even
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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