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American Government Lecture 17 - Political Parties
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Announcements Thursday - Exam II Unless 84 students vote otherwise today Ballot Question: Should the second exam scheduled for Thursday, November 12 be postponed until Tuesday, November 17?
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Three Main Topics Where do they come from? How do they form? What’s their history? What are they? What do they do? How do they operate? Why are their only two? Who is involved? How do they function?
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Political Parties What are they? Organizations that seek to influence government by electing their members to important government offices How do they form? Internal (Top down) Those in power have a plan and form a coalition, try to convince people to elect supporters to enact it External (Bottom up) Those on the side lines want a change and neither party has a plan, so they make one of their own
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Origins of Parties Did not exist pre-Constitution in America Not as we know them at least Federalist Papers Federalists combated by Anti-Federalists Not Political Parties Weren’t trying to elect people, just ratify Constitution Partisan Press Washington’s first term Federalist/Anti-Federalist divide crystallizes Elections seen as important Washington’s Farewell Speech No Parties
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Rise of Parties - Adams vs. Jefferson Adams is elected President Thomas Jefferson (VP) opposes his views Urges closer ties to France, not England Wants greater State power Uses patron-media to spread his ideas Appeals to rural South and lower, middle classes Supporters declare aim of gaining Congress Adams responds Forges closer ties to England and strong Federal government Uses government to support him Enacts Alien and Sedition Acts Takes hold in urban North and among wealthy
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Jeffersonian Democrat-Republicans The first identified Party Bottom-Up organization mainly Well organized
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