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Liberal vs. Conservative. To change or not to change—that is the question!. How much change are you willing to accept?. Liberal vs. Conservative. Change. These are generalizations, but, in general…

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change
Change
  • These are generalizations, but, in general…
  • A Conservative is more likely to believe in traditional values and wants things to remain the same.
  • A liberal is more likely to believe that change is necessary and will do what it takes to make those changes
money
Money
  • These are generalizations, but, in general…
  • A Conservative is more likely to believe in saving money rather than spending it
  • A Liberal is more likely to believe that money should be spent if it leads to change
size of government
Size of Government
  • These are generalizations, but, in general…
  • A Conservative is more likely to believe in a government that is small and has limited power
  • A Liberal is more likely to believe in government that is larger (because it can promote change)
political spectrum
POLITICAL SPECTRUM

LEFT WING

RIGHT WING

LIBERAL

CONSERVATIVE

RADICAL

MODERATE

RADICAL

REVOLUTIONARY:

Wants drastic change

and believes it requires

drastic action (revolution)

REACTIONARY:

Wants to go back

to the way things

were

democrats vs republicans
Democrats vs. Republicans
  • Which party tends to be more liberal?
  • Which party tends to be more conservative?
a hint
A Hint
  • Which party does Barack Obama belong to?
political spectrum1
POLITICAL SPECTRUM

DEMOCRATS

REPUBLICANS

LEFT WING

RIGHT WING

LIBERAL

CONSERVATIVE

RADICAL

MODERATE

RADICAL

REVOLUTIONARY:

Wants drastic change

and believes it requires

drastic action (revolution)

REACTIONARY:

Wants to go back

to the way things

were

issue gay marriage
Issue: Gay Marriage
  • Which party would be more likely to favor laws that would give gays more rights?
  • For example, which party would be most likely to allow people to be openly gay in the military?
  • Which party would be most likely to allow civil unions (non-religiously endorsed unions of gays)?
  • Which party would be most likely to allow gay marriage?
political spectrum2
POLITICAL SPECTRUM

DEMOCRATS

REPUBLICANS

LEFT WING

RIGHT WING

LIBERAL

CONSERVATIVE

RADICAL

MODERATE

RADICAL

REVOLUTIONARY:

Wants drastic change

and believes it requires

drastic action (revolution)

REACTIONARY:

Wants to go back

to the way things

were

political spectrum3
Political Spectrum

LEFT WING

RIGHT WING

CHANGE or STAY THE SAME?

LIBERAL

MODERATE

CONSERVATIVE

RADICAL

REACTIONARY

democrats vs republicans then
Democrats vs.Republicans(Then)
  • Democratic Party dates back to Andrew Jackson (1828)
  • Political symbol is a donkey (opponents called Jackson a “jackass” during the election
  • Mostly Southern
  • Mostly pro-slavery
  • Republican party dates to 1854
  • Organized to oppose the extension of slavery
  • Abraham Lincoln first Republican president
  • Mostly Northern
  • Mostly anti-slavery
abraham lincoln and andrew johnson
Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  • President
  • Republican
  • Northerner (Illinois)
  • “Preserve the Union” (with or without slavery)
  • Signed the Emancipation Proclamation
  • ANDREW JOHNSON
  • Vice President
  • Democrat
  • Southerner (Tennessee)
  • Chosen by Lincoln during 1864 Election to win voters from border states
  • Only Southern Senator NOT to leave the Senate
democrats vs republicans then1
Democrats vs.Republicans(Then)

CHANGE or STAY THE SAME?

LIBERAL

MODERATE

CONSERVATIVE

RADICAL

what would you do
What would you do?
  • If you were a parent and one of your children ran away, what would you do once the child had been returned?Would you:
  • 1) Punish the child to discourage him or her from running away again
  • 2) Accept a promise from the child that he or she would never run away again?

Who were the “runaway children”?

What should the country do?

goals of reconstruction
Goals of Reconstruction
  • Rebuild the South (How do you do that?)
  • Readmit the Southern States (What should they have to do to re-join the Union?)
  • Decide what to do with rebels (Pardon them or punish them?)
  • Decide what should be done for former slaves (freedmen)

Who has the best plan?

Who should decide, the Congress or the President?