Political Parties. What is a political party?. A team of people seeking to control the governing apparatus by winning elected office. Three incarnations of party?. Party as Organization Office seekers Benefit seekers Party in the Electorate Party in Government.
The framers thought that parties were bad for America. Were they right? What are parties’ negative effects on the political system? What are their positive effects? What would politics be like without them?
Democrats to the LEFT
Republicans to the RIGHT