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Unformatted text preview: Example: The Greenback Party focused on the monetary system, and the Prohibition Party sought to ban the consumption of alcohol. The Populist Party, meanwhile, grew out of the Populist movement, and the Republican Party developed primarily out of the abolitionist movement. Dissatisfaction with the status quo: Some third parties form when part of a major party breaks off in protest and forms a splinter party. Example: In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt led a group of dissidents out of the Republican Party to form the splinter Progressive Party. Geographical location: Third parties can be closely tied to a specific region, which can increase their appeal. Chicagos Harold Washington Party, for example, seeks to carry on the legacy of Harold Washington, the citys first African American mayor....
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