Political Parties - Tuesday, March 30th Review questions...

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Tuesday, March 30th Review questions – please e-mail them to me by Wednesday, midnight and I’ll address them Thursday. Exam next Tuesday – bring pencil, I’ll provide scantron. Today, Political Parties
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Political Parties in the US How have they changed over time? Why are there 2 main political parties? What is the evidence for weaker parties? Why do people hate them, why do political scientists (not all) love
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Early views of Parties Let me… warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. This spirit exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but in those of the popular form it is seen its greatest rankness and is truly their worst enemy. George Washington Farewell Address, 1796
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Party systems in the US Party System Years 1 1796-1824 Democrat-Republicans Federalists 2 1826-1858 Democrats Whigs 3 1860-1894 Democrats Republicans 4 1896-1930 Democrats Republicans 5 1932-1966 Democrats Republicans 6 1968-? Democrats Republicans
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