Unformatted text preview: implementation 5. Act as the organized opposition to the party in power: By organizing the opposition to the “in” party, the opposition party forces debate on the policy alternatives The history of our nations political parties can be divided into seven periods. First was the creation of parties that took place from 1789 to 1816. Then there is the era of one party rule also known as personal politics from 1816 to 1828. From 1828 to 1860 is the period from Andrew Jackson’s presidency to just before the Civil War. Then there is the Civil War and post-war period from 1860 to 1896. 1896 to 1932 was the republican ascendancy and the progressive period. The New Deal period from 1932 to around 1968, and finally the modern period from 1968 to present day....
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