Development of the United States Political System Term Paper by Master Researcher

Development of the United States Political System
An examination of the development of the political system in the U.S.
# 36230 | 1,150 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 25, 2003 in Political Science (U.S.)

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This paper describes the progress and development of the United States' two party system from the 1800s until today. The paper looks at why the Whig Party came to an end during the 1850s and considers the potential dissolution of one of the present day parties. The paper notes that despite the weaknesses of the Republican and Democrat parties, many observers believe that America is far too stable to give birth to a new political party at this time.

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"The United States was formed to create a land, which was democratic, and a place where every individual was free. The Americans that were living there had recently gained freedom from the British and had decided that never again would they give the government so much power that the rights of the individual were compromised. Thus, they began a new form of government that they called democracy. (Nye, 1997)
Political parties recruit, nominate, and campaign to elect public officials; draw up policy programs for the government if they are in the majority; offer criticisms and alternative policies if they are in opposition; mobilize support for common policies among different interest groups; educate the public about public issues; and provide structure and rules for the society's political debate."

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