2-24-11 - 2/24/11 Part 2: Linkage Institutions Things that...

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2/24/11 Part 2: Linkage Institutions Things that connect citizens to their government I. Political Parties a. 1 st Proto-Parties i. 1796-1820 ii. Federalists and Republicans iii. Followers of Hamilton and Jefferson iv. Party newspapers v. Alliances among interested elites vi. Very few people could vote, mass public rarely involved. b. Shifting Conditions i. New states allowed adult men to vote ii. Old states began to eliminate property requirements iii. Large number of potential new voters, but uninvolved iv. Federalist Party collapses, Dem-Republicans win most elections II. Election of 1824 a. 5 major candidates (J.C. Calhoun drops out to run for V.P.) b. No candidate receives a majority (popular vote or Electoral College) III. Who invented modern mass parties? a. Martin Van Buren IV.Mass Political Parties a. Build a national coalition behind Andrew Jackson b. Organize potential voters in swing states c. Organize candidates into a Democratic ticket d. Have a party convention to lay out the promises of the party
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Nominate Candidates, Create a platform, ?3 things current political parties do.
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