Chapter 16 Oconner - Interest Groups

Chapter 16 Oconner - Interest Groups - October 29th, 2007...

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October 29 th , 2007 POLYSCI 111 – Interest Groups Ch. 21 1. First Interest Groups a. It was not until the 1830s that the first national groups began to form. Many were single-issue  groups deeply rooted in Christian revivalism and concerned with issues such as temperance  (anti-alcohol), peace, education, and slavery. After the Civil War, more groups were founded  such as the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Grange (an educational society  for farmers). b. Early 20 th  century – regulate business, the new deal.  People started to want to be able to  make an impact on the government “strength in numbers”. c. Later in the 60’s and 70’s religious interest groups started popping up. 2. Types of Interest Groups a. Public Interest Groups i. Pursuing some sort of benefit for the population at large, representative interest groups. b.
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