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Unformatted text preview: Realignment, Split-Level Partisanship, and the Dixiecrat Revolution POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 The Democratic Juggernaut Competing interests within the Democratic Party Institutional characteristics of Congress Generational replacement and southern attrition The Rise of Split-Level Partisanship The Dixiecrat Revolt of 1948 1948 Realignment, Split-Level Partisanship, and the Dixiecrat Revolution POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 November 4, 2009 Realignment, Split-Level Partisanship, and the Dixiecrat Revolution POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 The Democratic Juggernaut Competing interests within the Democratic Party Institutional characteristics of Congress Generational replacement and southern attrition The Rise of Split-Level Partisanship The Dixiecrat Revolt of 1948 1948 Outline 1 The Democratic Juggernaut Competing interests within the Democratic Party Institutional characteristics of Congress Generational replacement and southern attrition 2 The Rise of Split-Level Partisanship 3 The Dixiecrat Revolt of 1948 1948 Presidential Election Realignment, Split-Level Partisanship, and the Dixiecrat Revolution POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 The Democratic Juggernaut Competing interests within the Democratic Party Institutional characteristics of Congress Generational replacement and southern attrition The Rise of Split-Level Partisanship The Dixiecrat Revolt of 1948 1948 Democratic Party in Congress, 1932-1948 There were important divisions/coalitions within the Democratic Party: Northern Democrats – more liberal, approved of New Deal Southern Democrats – more conservative, racial status quo in the South *How did these two groups work together? How/why were Southern Democrats so powerful? Realignment,...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course POLI 363 taught by Professor Parsons during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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