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Politics of the United States

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The Government and Politics of the United States

The Government and Politics of the United States

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  • 1. By: Benedict Gombocz
  • 2.  Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic and Representative two-party democracy President: Barack Obama (Democratic) Vice President: Joe Biden (Democratic) Speaker of the House: John Boehner (Republican) Chief Justice: John Roberts
  • 3.  Democratic Party Republican Party
  • 4.  1852: Democrats 1856: Democrats 1860: Republicans 1864: Republicans 1868: Republicans 1872: Republicans 1876: Republicans 1880: Republicans 1884: Republicans 1888: Republicans 1892: Republicans 1896: Republicans 1900: Republicans 1904: Republicans
  • 5.  1908: Republicans 1912: Democrats 1916: Democrats 1920: Republicans 1924: Republicans 1928: Republicans 1932: Democrats 1936: Democrats 1940: Democrats 1944: Democrats 1948: Democrats 1952: Republicans 1956: Republicans 1960: Democrats 1964: Democrats
  • 6.  1968: Republicans 1972: Republicans 1976: Democrats 1980: Republicans 1984: Republicans 1988: Republicans 1992: Democrats 1996: Democrats 2000: Republicans 2004: Republicans 2008: Democrats
  • 7.  Constitution Party Green Party Libertarian Party
  • 8.  Founded in 1828 (modern) and 1792 (historical) One of the two major political parties in the United States, together with the Republican Party Its social liberal and progressive platform is largely regarded to be center-left in the U.S. political spectrum Has the longest record of continued operation in the United States and is one of the oldest political parties in the world Currently has a minority of seats in the House of Representatives, but a majority of seats in the Senate
  • 9.  Founded in 1854 as the successor of the Whig Party Often referred to as the GOP (Grand Old Party), although rival Democratic Party is older One of the two major political parties in the United States, together with the Democratic Party Its platform typically reflects American conservatism in the U.S. political spectrum and is regarded to be center-right Currently has a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and minority of seats in the Senate
  • 10.  Founded in 1991 as U.S. Taxpayers’ Party and 1999 as Constitution Party Paleoconservative party Its goal as stated in its own words is “to restore our government to its Constitutional limits and our law to its Biblical foundations.” Puts a large focus on immigration and calls for stricter penalties towards illegal immigrants Absorbed the American Independent Party, originally founded for Alabama Governor George Wallace’s 1968 presidential campaign
  • 11.  Founded in 1991 Voluntary association of state green parties Established a national political presence with its founding Became the primary national Green organization in the U.S. and eclipsed the earlier Greens/Green Party USA Has won elected office at the local level
  • 12.  Founded on 11 December 1971 Third largest and fastest growing party Its political platform evidences its brand of libertarianism and favors minimally regulated, laissez-faire markets, strong civil liberties, minimally regulated migration across borders, and non-intervention in foreign policy Hundreds of their candidates have been elected or appointed to public office; thousands have run for office under the Libertarian banner
  • 13.  U.S. Representative for Florida’s 20th congressional district since 2005 and member of the Democratic Party and Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Born on 27 September 1966 in Forest Hills, New York Previously served in both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate Is the first Jewish congresswoman to be elected from Florida
  • 14.  Chairman of the Republican National Committee Born on 18 March 1972 in Kenosha, Wisconsin Also a previous chair of the Republican Party of Wisconsin Is of Greek and German descent, the son of Dimitria and and Roula Priebus
  • 15.  Current chairman of the Constitution Party Born on 4 May 1948 Grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and received a law degree Admitted into the Pennsylvania Bar Association in May 1978 Appointed Chairman of the Bob Smith for Senate Committee Joined the Libertarian Party in 1992 and ran as their candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General
  • 16.  National Chairman of the Libertarian Party Born on 28 January 1951 Elected by the delegates of the 2010 Libertarian National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on 30 May 2010 Ran for the 15th District California State Senate seat that left vacant when Republican Abel Maldonado was named Lieutenant Governor Lost to Sam Blakeslee in a special election held on 17 August 2010
  • 17.  Barack Obama (Democratic): 52.92% John McCain (Republican): 45.66% Ralph Nader (Independent): 0.56% Bob Barr (Libertarian): 0.40% Chuck Baldwin (Constitution): 0.15% Cynthia McKinney (Green): 0.12% Other: 0.18%
  • 18.  Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Democratic): 65,899,660 (51.0%) Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Republican): 60,932,152 (47.2%)