Read Chapter 8 in Harrison. Pay close attention to the history of political parties and the functions of political parties. Focus on these Key Terms on page XXXXXXXXXX: grassroots organizing, New Deal, primary election, Tea Party movement. Go to www.presidency.ucsb.edu/platforms.php and think about how you would assess this web-site. Is it good? Why or why not?
Focus especially on the section entitled “Political Parties in US History.” Look at how party politics has evolved.
Look at how certain political parties have dominated at certain times. Think about why.
As you read the chapter, I want you to think in terms of the context of this year’s Presidential election. What do you think is likely to happen?
Think about the following question: --How were you socialized to the two-party system? Do your views reflects your parents' (or other family members') views? Were third parties even mentioned at home when you were growing up? (Feel free to think about politics in your home country if you weren't raised in the United States). Plan to address this along with the functions that you think political parties should perform in your Discussion Board posting this week.
please for this question answer separately:Now that you have read Chapter 8, you should understand the history and the functions of political parties. You have also completed the identification items and thought about the Critical Thinking question. Post your Discussion Board entry by discussing the following: What functions do political parties perform? How do these functions encourage the civic engagement of Americans? How do you view the mainly two-party system that we have in the United States today?
also this question answer separately;
Continue your Blog by discussing your thoughts on recent developments in the Presidential campaign. Be sure to cite at least ONE NEWS SOURCE where you have gleaned information about the campaign. Or, cite information about how you think President Obama has followed through on his campaign promises. Stick to your opinion if you have difficulty finding news sources. OR, Do you think President Trump has followed through or accomplished anything over the last two months in office? THIS IS COMPLETELY YOUR OPINION IN YOUR BLOG.
Note you can pick eitheroption above, to discuss President Obamaor President Trump.