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FDR and the United States Political Parties
An explanation of the U.S. political party systems, focusing on President F.D.R. Roosevelt.
# 36936 | 1,900 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 23, 2003 in History (U.S. Presidency) , Political Science (U.S.)


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This paper describes the role of the political parties in the U.S.A. and shows how the two-party system traditionally has played a significant role in American life, particularly in creating confidence in the electorate. The paper also discusses Roosevelt's experience and the effect he had on the political system during his tenure as President. The paper explains how Roosevelt believed that no party should have power that could become authoritarian, and he decentralized the parties.

Outline:
Introduction
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Political Scenario
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"It has been 150 years since a major American political party withered away and disappeared. That was the Whig Party, which came to an end during the 1850s. The Republican Party emerged as its successor. But the point is that the Whig Party dissolved during one of the great crises that the Republic has faced: the controversy over slavery. Most historians agree that only a crisis of major proportions can create the conditions where one political party dissolves and is replaced by another, or by a realignment of parties. they see as willing to face the future.
"Despite the weaknesses of the parties, however, many observers believe that America is far too stable to give birth to a new political party at this time. In the New Yorker in July, historian Alan Brinkley argued that Ross Perot's third-party movement has lost its momentum and will soon become a relic of the past. Brinkley saw an American public mostly contented with the world about it and unlikely to commit itself to any major change. He may be right. A 1994 Hudson Institute study, for example, found the vast majority of Americans contented with their country, that trust in the American dream is very much alive and well. Eighty-one percent of those surveyed agreed with the statement, Seventy-four percent agreed with the statement that if people work hard, they can be anything they want to be. And 78 percent said America's strength is based to a great extent on the success enjoyed by American business. (Davis 1973)"

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