Democratization in the US. US Constitution: Voting.
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A. Change in Attitudes
1. Expansion of electorate (collapse prop req)
2. Jump in voter turnout (life and death rhetoric)
3. New efforts to mobilize
George Caleb Bingham, “Stump Speaking” + techniques)
“The County Election” + techniques)
Political Party: a group of people organized to influence government through winning elections and setting public policy.
The political party is organized from the bottom up: government through winning elections and setting public policy.
“Party in the Electorate”
1. Party organization
2. Party in the electorate
3. Party in government
The USA has had a two-party system throughout its history: third parties occasionally emerge, but usually, most elected officials come from one of the two major parties.
Major 3rd Parties: Republicans (pre-1860), Populists, Progressives, Green, Independents