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Jayla ConnerSeptember 3, 2019American GovernmentPolitical Party SystemsPresentation
Learning ObjectiveReaders will be able to identify:The two-party political system used in theUnited States.Describe both the Democratic andRepublican parties' actions and functionsduring a presidential election.
United States two-party system“A two-party system is a system in which two major political parties dominate voting in nearly all elections atevery level of government and, as a result, the majority of elected offices are members of one of the twomajor parties.” (Lumen. 2019).Advantages (Pros)Helps people decide whom to vote forby there only being two candidates.Makes organizing elections simpler.Stable and easier to govern.Disadvantages (Cons)Limits debate which ends withunresolved issues within thecountry.Limits voters by making them feellike they have no other choice.
United States two-party systemWhat are the two-parties in the United States?Republican Party“The Republican Party is amajor political party in the U.S,along with the DemocraticParty; its platform reflectsAmerican conservatism.”(Lumen. 2019).Founded in 1854 by antislavery activists.Dominates mostly southernstates.Democratic Party“The Democratic Party is amajor political party in the USwhich promotes a social liberal,social democratic andprogressive platform.” (Lumen.2019).Evolved from Anti-Federalist inthe early 1790’s whenopposing fiscal policies ofAlexander Hamilton.

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