Homework due Tuesday: Read 227-241 in Janda and take the reading quiz.
Political Party Identification Terms
Review from Friday: Why does a two party system exist in the United States?
Question of the Day: What is the difference between political parties and interest groups?
One reason that we have a two party system is that our political system started with two parties and that continues today. Even though they are not the same two parties as the 1800s, the tradition is firmly entrenched. Today we will look at the history and development of political parties.