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  • Political Parties

    1. 1. American Political Parties Podcast - Spring 2010 Mr. Welch North Hills Junior High School Social Studies 7
    2. 2. American Political Parties Social Studies 7 Mr. Welch - North Hills Junior High School
    3. 3. American Political Parties Social Studies 7 Mr. Welch - North Hills Junior High School
    4. 4. What is a Party?
    5. 5. What is a Party? • Political Party:
    6. 6. What is a Party? • Political Party: • Organized group that supports a set of governmental goals
    7. 7. What is a Party? • Political Party: • Organized group that supports a set of governmental goals • England: 3 party system
    8. 8. What is a Party? • Political Party: • Organized group that supports a set of governmental goals • England: 3 party system • France/Italy: Many parties
    9. 9. What is a Party? • Political Party: • Organized group that supports a set of governmental goals • England: 3 party system • France/Italy: Many parties • 10 or more!
    10. 10. What is a Party? • Political Party: • Organized group that supports a set of governmental goals • England: 3 party system • France/Italy: Many parties • 10 or more! • US: 2 Party System
    11. 11. Republican Stereotypes
    12. 12. Republican Stereotypes • Known as the “GOP” - Grand Old Party
    13. 13. Republican Stereotypes • Known as the “GOP” - Grand Old Party • Middle to upper class
    14. 14. Republican Stereotypes • Known as the “GOP” - Grand Old Party • Middle to upper class • Favors big business
    15. 15. Republican Stereotypes • Known as the “GOP” - Grand Old Party • Middle to upper class • Favors big business • Supports defense spending
    16. 16. Republican Party
    17. 17. Republican Party • Lower taxes on business and wealthy
    18. 18. Republican Party • Lower taxes on business and wealthy • Religion
    19. 19. Republican Party • Lower taxes on business and wealthy • Religion • Live in suburbs/rural areas
    20. 20. Democratic Party Stereotypes
    21. 21. Democratic Party Stereotypes
    22. 22. Democratic Party Stereotypes • Lower to working class
    23. 23. Democratic Party Stereotypes • Lower to working class • Concerned with the environment/climate change
    24. 24. Democratic Party Stereotypes • Lower to working class • Concerned with the environment/climate change • Support unions
    25. 25. Democratic Party
    26. 26. Democratic Party • Cutting defense spending
    27. 27. Democratic Party • Cutting defense spending • Spend more on education
    28. 28. Democratic Party • Cutting defense spending • Spend more on education • Raise taxes on businesses/wealthy
    29. 29. Democratic Party • Cutting defense spending • Spend more on education • Raise taxes on businesses/wealthy • Live in urban areas
    30. 30. Third Parties
    31. 31. Third Parties • Parties that usually have no legitimate change of winning major office
    32. 32. Third Parties • Parties that usually have no legitimate change of winning major office • Socialist Party
    33. 33. Third Parties • Parties that usually have no legitimate change of winning major office • Socialist Party • Prohibition Party
    34. 34. Third Parties • Parties that usually have no legitimate change of winning major office • Socialist Party • Prohibition Party • Populist Party
    35. 35. Third Parties • Parties that usually have no legitimate change of winning major office • Socialist Party • Prohibition Party • Populist Party • Progressive Party
    36. 36. Independents
    37. 37. Independents • Not linked to any party
    38. 38. Independents • Not linked to any party • ~36% of voters
    39. 39. Independents • Not linked to any party • ~36% of voters • 2 Independents in Senate

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