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Emergence of the Tea Party
Emerged in 2009 after the bailout of the US’s financial institutions(President Bush-2008), the economic stimulus package(President Obama-2009) and the new health care law(President Obama-2010).
The name is taken from the Boston Tea Party as they protested against the British King at the time
Tends to be very conservative and libertarian in nature
Core Beliefs of Tea Party
Illegal Aliens Are Here illegally.
Pro-Domestic Employment Is Indispensable.
Stronger Military Is Essential.
Special Interests Eliminated.
Gun Ownership Is Sacred.
Government Must Be Downsized.
National Budget Must Be Balanced.
Deficit Spending Will End.
Bail-out And Stimulus Plans Are Illegal.
Reduce Personal Income Taxes A Must.
Reduce Business Income Taxes Is Mandatory.
Political Offices Available To Average Citizens.
Intrusive Government Stopped.
English As Core Language Is Required.
Traditional Family Values Are Encouraged.
Common Sense Constitutional
Not all Democrats or Republicans agree on all issues within their party
Discuss media bias—Fox News vs CNN
Where you live can effect what party you belong to
2000 Election Map Red-Republican—Blue-Democrat
2004 Election Map
2008 Election Map
Republicans are conservative
favor traditional institutions and the status quo
favor laissez-faire system
favor a limited role for government in society and believe that people should help themselves, not rely on the government
favor lower taxes
believe in the trickle-down theory
Believe in rugged individualism
Democrats are liberal
favor change in society
oppose government intervention into one’s private and social life
support regulations on economic activity and businesses
favor an active role for government in society
believe that involvement – be it environmental regulations against polluting or anti-discrimination laws- can improve the quality of our lives
willing to increase taxes to support programs
Abortion is a woman’s right and should be legal
Abortion should be illegal and restricted by government
http:// law.findlaw.com /state-laws/abortion/
Abortion Laws prior to 1973 Roe V. Wade Case Red--Illegal. Purple--Legal in cases of rape. Blue-Legal in cases of danger to woman's health. Green-Legal in cases of danger to woman's health, rape or incest, or likely damaged fetus. Yellow-Legal upon request.
Pregnancy, Birth, Abortion, and Fetal Loss Rates Per 1,000 Women Aged 15--19 Years, by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity