Political Parties-political party -a group of people with similar beliefs and ideas about government-what are their beliefs???
Kinds of Party Systems-One Party system-Two Party system-Multi-Party System
Two Party System-System used by United States-Democrats-Republicans
Party Differences-hard to tell the differences between the Parties in the United States-Democrats-Republicans
Fears of Our System-lack of political choices-fear that parties would divide the nation -”dangers of factions”-George Washington’s Warnings-minority may be ignored by majority
Advantages / Disadvantages-Advantages stability in government experienced leaders-Disadvantages minority ignored little change in government
Multi-Party System-3 or more parties-lots of choices-single party majorities rare-coalitions--when two or more parties join together in order to make a majority in a multi-party system -coalitions control most multi- Party voting in Scotland party systems-can be unstable because coalitions frequently fail and new coalitions are formed
One Party System-only one political party-usually a dictatorship or communist system-competition from other parties usually not allowed-little political freedom