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   Comedic commentary…
          Cartoon Analysis
• For each cartoon …
1. Identify and describe important symbols
    and objects.
2. Explain how the words clarify the
    symbols.
3. What is the message about political
    parties?
4/2010
11/3/2010
       U.S. Two Party System
• 2 Parties by 1800      • Pros?
• How Parties simplify
• Role of Electoral
  College
• 3rd Parties            • Cons?
  – Local
  – national
 Explain the following
   perspective…
“Political parties undermine the
   benefits of democracy.”
Evolution of Political Parties in U.S.
                    Two Parties…
• Republicans             • Democrats
   – 1854-present            – 1830-present
• Whigs                   • Democratic –Republicans
   – 1834-1850               – 1825-1834
• National Republicans    • Republicans
   – 1825-1830               – -1816-1824
• Republicans             • Democratic- Republicans
   – 1816-1824               – 1792-1812
• Hamiltonians            • Jeffersonians
• Federalists             • Anti-federalists
   – 1792                    – 1792
       Professed Distinctions
• Republicans               • Democrats
  – Lower taxes               – More programs
  – Market forces fix         – Gov’t solves problems
    problems                  – Regulation enforces
  – Regulation hurts            American values of
    economy                     equality and fairness
  – State & Local control     – State and local control
    is best                     creates inequities
  – Individual rights         – Common good
 Party Ideology can shift w/issues
• How has Obama had to become more
  moderate in office?
• The Bush administration was accused of
  abusing government power. Why would
  this be more likely to be an accusation of
  democratic presidents?
• How did Bush’s bailouts of banks go
  against Republican ideology?
What does Party ideology look like
     in legislative debates?
• Consider solutions for each of the
  following problems from a Republican and
  Democratic perspective.
  – Global warming
  – Declining competitiveness of American
    students
  – High unemployment
     Where are parties going?
• Re-alignment: shift in voter choice OR shift
  in party emphasis on issues



• Will re-alignment be voter or issue driven?

				
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