US Party Politics and Elections

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US Party Politics and Elections

  1. 1. US Party Politics { The Model of a Two-Party System
  2. 2. Two-Party System
  3. 3. Democratic Party Thomas Jeffersson • Origin in early days of the Republic • Power to individual states • Voters mainly from the South
  4. 4. Franklin D. Roosevelt New DealDomestic Policy
  5. 5. Lyndon B. JohnssonGreat SocietyBarack Obama
  6. 6. Harry S. Truman, Marshall PlanForeign Policy
  7. 7. Lyndon B. Johnsson, Tonkin GulfForeign Policy
  8. 8. Republican Party• Origin among Unionists during Civil War• Voters farmers and workers in northern states• Progressive party until 1930’s 19th amendment
  9. 9. Foreign PolicyPresident DwightD. Eisenhower
  10. 10. Ronald Reagan Domestic Policy
  11. 11. Pro-life or pro-choice?
  12. 12. Roe vs. Wade 1973
  13. 13. Tea Party Movement
  14. 14. Ralph Nader IndependentsRoss Perot
  15. 15. Socialist Liberal Conservative Ideological background
  16. 16. Election of 2008 “The jobs aren’t coming back, the immigrants aren’t going home, the price of gas isn’t going down and we are going to fight more wars to defend our lifestyle. The questions is; Who is going to lead us?...”
  17. 17. ”Meet the Press” Oct. 19 2008“I don’t believe [Palin] is ready to bepresident of the United States,”“I think that [Obama] has a definite way ofdoing business that will serve us well,”
  18. 18. “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we didon this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change hascome to America.”
  19. 19. Election Results
  20. 20. Election 2012
  21. 21. Candidates 2012
  22. 22. Mit Romney Rick Perry Michele BachmannNewt Gingrich Rick Santorum GOP Candidates 2012
  23. 23. Super Tuesday
  24. 24. Projections
  25. 25. {
  26. 26. Socialist Liberal Conservative

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