This is a 44 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Voting & Elections - The Development of Political Parties. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The “Founding Fathers” did not intend for American politics to be partisan. The subject of political parties, has never been addressed in the United States Constitution. George Washington, the first president, was not a member of any political party at any time throughout his tenure as president.
In his 1796, “Farewell Address” to the nation, he warned against “the baneful effects of the spirit of party” as inciting American citizens “with ill-founded jealousies.” Both Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, in their federalist papers wrote specifically about the dangers of domestic political factions.
But they soon developed and have been a major part of the election process in the United States ever since.
This presentation covers the following:
History of Political Parties
What Is A Political Party?
The Philadelphia Convention
Federalists v. Anti-Federalists
The First Political Party System (2)
The Second Political Party System (3)
Two Major Parties
The Third Political Party System (3)
The Fourth Political Party System (3)
The Fifth Political Party System (2)
The Sixth Political Party System (2)
Ideological Third Parties
The Odds Are Against Them
The Role of Political Parties
Running Candidates for Political Office
Checking the Other Party
Informing the Public
Organizing the Government
Why a Two Party System? (2)
Consensus of Values
The “Winner-Take-All System”
American Politics Today
The Democrat Party
The Republican Party (2)
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