Political Parties

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Political Parties

Democratic Party - traces its originas to Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party and acquired its current name under Andrew Jackson in 1828.

Realignment - Long term shift in social-group support for various political parties that creates new coalitions in each party.

Organizations that seek to achieve power by winning public office

Political Organizations:Parties and interest groups that function as intermediaries between individuals and government

Political Parties

Republican Party - traces it origins to the antislavery and nantionalist forces that united in the 1850's and nominated Abraham Lincoln for President in 1860.

What is a political party?



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