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					virtue politics 1. What is “virtue politics?” How does it work and how was the electoral college originally supportive of it (in terms of how it was structured) the partisan age 2. How is virtue politics fundamentally different from the partisan era that emerges under Jefferson and takes off under Jackson? How is winning office different now? What does it mean to say that campaigns became entertainment for American culture during the age of Jackson? 3. What did Jefferson do to launch the party era? forms of conservative hegemony 4. What is “hegemony” according to your professor? 5. According to your professor, what was America’s first conservative hegemony and what did it stand for? 6. According to your professor, what was America’s second conservative hegemony, how did it come about, and what did it stand for? (hint: Ronald Reagan is not the answer) forms of liberal hegemony 7. According to your professor, who were the progressives and what did they stand for? 8. What was the New Deal and how did it change American political culture? Be sure to include the ideas of wealth politics, deficit philosophy, president-centric government, new federalism, and the bureaucratic state. 9. According to your professor, in what ways do the minds of Obama, Kennedy, Roosevelt, Lincoln and Hamilton have similarity? That is, in what way are today’s Democrats similar to yesterday’s (Lincoln’s) Republicans and Hamilton’s Federalists? (Keep in mind that these similarities are rough, because the issues and world has changed. But nonetheless, there are some similarities regarding government and capitalism and social issues. What are those similarities)?


				
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