THIRD PARTIES. 3rd Parties. "SPOILER". EFFECTS OF THIRD PARTIES. Bring new issues to the attention of the people and the major parties. Replace one of the major parties. Act as a “spoiler”- drawing votes away from a major party. Increase voter turnout and voter choice.
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EFFECTS OF THIRD PARTIES • Bring new issues to the attention of the people and the major parties. • Replace one of the major parties. • Act as a “spoiler”- drawing votes away from a major party. • Increase voter turnout and voter choice. • Greater effect at the local level.
Free-Soil Party Populist Party 1901-1973 1854 1892-1908 1848-1852 Republican Party Socialist Party HISTORICAL THIRD PARTIES
Progressive Party (Bull Moose) States’ Rights Party (Dixiecrat) 1920 1992-? 1912 1948 Reform Party Prohibition Party HISTORICAL THIRD PARTIES
Libertarian Party Green Party Constitution Party CURRENT “MAJOR” 3RD PARTIES
LIBERTARIAN PARTY • Root word- “Liberty” • Fiscally Conservative- low taxes, low govt. spending • Personally Liberal- few rules on people • Largest third party • Over 600 elected
"I believe in liberty. I'm a libertarian." -- Dwight Yoakam "I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone." — Clint Eastwood "The less government the better.” --- Drew Carey “I’m a registered Libertarian."--- Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park FAMOUS LIBERTARIANS Testimonial WHICH PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE?
GREEN PARTY • Environmentalism • Social Equality • Grassroots Democracy • Probably most famous third party • Over 200 elected Ralph Nader- 2000 Presidential Candidate
GREEN PARTY ADVERTISEMENTS Appeal to Emotions WHICH PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE?
CONSTITUTION PARTY • Personally conservative- favors rules on people • Fiscally conservative- low taxes and spending • Original intent of Constitution • Greater role for religion
Constitution Party Bandwagon WOW, LOOK AT ALL THOSE PEOPLE! WHICH PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE?
LIBERTARIAN LIBERAL CONSERVATIVE BIG GOVT A DIFFERENT SPECTRUM Less HOW MUCH GOVT? More Economy Personal WHAT GOVT CONTROLS?
Mountain Party- WV environmental Alaskan Independence Party- Alaskan secession Veterans Party- Represent veterans Vermont Progressive Party- Social programs in Vermont, six elected to state legislature Peace and Freedom Party- California feminist and socialist Prohibition Party- still around, 1 elected official SOME OTHER THIRD PARTIES…