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  • The Role of Minor Parties in Politics The Past, The Present, and The Future By, Max Lightman
  • Thesis
    • In the past minor parties have influenced politics greatly, today they are still playing an important role,and in the future they look to play an increasingly important role
  • The Past
    • The Election of 1912
    • The Election of 1948
    • The Election of 1968
  • The Election of 1912
    • Roosevelt made a strong run for the Republican nomination against incumbent Taft, but did not get enough delegates.
    • Created The Progressive Party a.k.a the Bull Moose Party.
    • Roosevelt beat Taft in the electoral and popular vote, but lost to Democratic nominee Woodrow Wilson.
  • The Election of 1948
    • Northern Democrats passed a plank that would enact civil rights laws to protect Black Americans.
    • Many Southern Democrats were angered and started the States Rights Party, also known as the Dixiecrats.
    • They only campaigned in the south, but made an impressive run for President.
    • This forced Democrats to change their plank to appease the Southern Democrats.
    • This shows the innovator role.
  • The Election of 1968
    • A group of people whom opposed the Civil War and welfare programs, decided to start their own party called the American Independent Party.
    • They ran George Wallace.
    • Wallace did very well in the south.
    • He made an impact, but still finished in third.
    • Richard Nixon won the presidency.
  • The Present
    • The Election of 1992
    • The Election of 2000
  • Election of 1992
    • George H.W Bush was the incumbent president being opposed by Democratic nominee Bill Clinton and Independent Ross Perot.
    • Bush made promises he could not keep.
    • Perot was in the lead before he dropped out for a few weeks, and the other two regained the lead.
    • Character issues of other candidates allowed Perot to make an impact.
    • Perot took votes from Bush giving the election to Clinton.
  • Election of 2000
    • Ralph Nader the Green Party Nominee.
    • Nader wanted 5% of popular vote to get funding for 2004 election
    • The election came down to Florida.
    • Gore down 500 votes the morning after.
    • Nader had 100,000 votes in Florida.
    • Nader served as a spoiler.
  • The Future
    • In five years, minor parties will continue to make a growing impact in elections as they look to do in the 2008 election.
    • In fifteen years, I believe our country will be on the verge of having there first ever non-bipartisan President.
    • In thirty years, there will no longer be a two party system in the United States. Our political system will be comprised of many small parties.
    • People will have options in the future and not be forced to decide between two parties.
  • Conclusion
    • Minor parties have and will continue to play important role in this country.
    • The elections of 1912, 1948,1968,1992, and 2000 have all proved this to be true.
    • Minor parties will make a bigger impact and eventually change the political system our country has been accustomed to.
  • CAUTION: Road Closed