The Tea Party Movement Term Paper

The Tea Party Movement
An overview of the US "Tea Party" Movement.
# 129199 | 1,825 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2010 | FR
Published on Sep 15, 2010 in Political Science (Election and Campaigns) , Political Science (U.S.)

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This paper describes the populist US "Tea Party" movement which held its first National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, in February 2010. It provides a brief history of the party and analyzes the discussions that took place during the Convention. It also provides a look at the opinion polls that indicate the influence of the movement and some feedback from the press.

The Movement
Tea Party Convention in Nashville
Influence/weight of the Movement

From the Paper:

''The populist US ''Tea Party'' movement held its first National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, in February 2010. The last time we heard about the Tea Party movement was in last September, when thousands of radicals gathered in front of the White House in Washington with placards protesting the ''Maobama dictature''. Since 2009, a series of ''Tea Party protests'' have been coordinated across the US to oppose the ''Big government'', ''President Obama'', 'the Federal Budget'', and more specifically, ''the stimulus package'' which the protesters have argued is wasteful government spending.
''The National Convention of this past week end was of a different form. Participants came to gather at a luxurious hotel, listening to Sarah Palin's speech and talking about the future of the movement (within the context of the coming mid-term elections). As noted by the NY Times journalist Kate Zernike, the main goal of the meeting seemed to ''turn the Tea Party into a serious political force, rather than the angry fringe group they say it had been branded as''.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Tea Party Nation's official website :
  • Tea Party Patriots' official website :
  • Corine Lesnes, " Le mouvement "Tea Party" tente d'organiser la fronde anti-Washington ", Le Monde, 6 fevrier 2010, accessible sur :
  • Kate Zernike, "Tea Party Looks to Move From Fringe to Force", The New-York Times, February 6, 2010. Accessible sur :
  • Kate Zernike, "Palin assails Obama at the Tea Party Meeting", The New-York Times, February 6, 2010. Accessible sur :

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