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The mission of the Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity through the election, at all levels of government, of Constitution Party candidates who will uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights.
On July 6, 1854, just after the anniversary of the nation, an anti-slavery state convention was held in Jackson, Michigan...the first statewide candidates were selected for what would become the Republican Party.
The Socialist Party strives to establish a radical democracy that places people's lives under their own control -- a non-racist, classless, feminist, socialist society in which people cooperate at work, at home, and in the community.
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American Political Parties and Elections : A Very Short Introduction by L. Sandy MaiselFew Americans and even fewer citizens of other nations understand the electoral process in the United States. Still fewer understand the role played by political parties in the electoral process or the ironies within the system. Participation in elections in the United States is much lower than in the vast majority of mature democracies. Perhaps this is because of the lack of competition in a country where only two parties have a true chance of winning, despite the fact that a large number of citizens claim allegiance to neither and think badly of both. Or perhaps it is because in the U.S. campaign contributions disproportionately favor incumbents in most legislative elections, or that largely unregulated groups such as the now notorious 527s have as much impact on the outcome of a campaign as do the parties or the candidates' campaign organizations. Studying these factors, you begin to get a very clear picture indeed of the problems that underlay our much trumpeted electoral system. This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to these issues and more, providing an insider's view of how the system actually works while shining a light on some of its flaws. As we enter what is sure to be yet another highly contested election year, it is more important than ever that Americans take the time to learn the system that puts so many in power.
Publication Date: 2007
The American Political Party System: A Reference Handbook by Michael C. LeMayWhat historical factors transformed American politics into the institution we know today? This in-depth look at America's party system traces its efficacy, sustainability, and popularity through six influential presidencies spanning 1790 to the present day. * Theorizes how the presidencies of Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, McKinley, FDR, and Ronald Reagan marked the beginning of a new political party system at the time and considers how Obama's election might signal the latest transformation * Contains essays that explain how political beliefs affect party identification, examine each party's platform on national security issues, and identify the effects the Trump campaign has on the Republican Party * Features 15 primary documents including excerpts from the Federalist Papers and relevant sections of the U.S. Constitution * Includes maps, bar and line graphs, and pie charts to illustrate key elements of the party system
Publication Date: 2017
Guide to U. S. Political Parties by Marjorie R. Hershey (Editor)This one-volume reference presents the major conceptual approaches to the study of U.S. political parties and the national party system, describing the organization and behavior of U.S. political parties in thematic, narrative chapters that help undergraduate students better understand party origins, historical development, and current operations. Further, it provides researchers with in-depth analysis of important subtopics and connections to other aspects of politics.
Publication Date: 2014
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Democrats, Republicans - None of the Above by Kraig ArcherAmericans are genuinely concerned about how this election will affect their future. They are concerned about our soaring national debt, our foreign policy failures, racial discord, economic stagnation, and environmental degradation. The majority of voters have reservations about whether either of the presidential candidates for the Republican or Democratic parties can be trusted to resolve these issues, which is leading voters to seriously consider voting for a third party candidate. This election Americans are hoping for an alternative that makes sense. In Democrats, Republicans: None of the Above professor Kraig Archer addresses the flaws with the two major parties and goes on to suggest the creation of a viable alternative to address the issue that the two major parties are not solving. Democrats, Republicans: None of the Above lays out constructive solutions to the concerns voters have about America's future. This book lets the average citizen know how they can participate in changing our political system so that America's future remains bright for our children.
Call Number: JK2261.D46 A73 2016
Publication Date: 2016
The History of Third Parties by Vicki CoxThird parties exist on the very edge of mainstream politics. They enter candidates in elections they cannot hope to win. They champion issues the major parties are sometimes reluctant to touch. But third parties serve America well - they speak for ordinary citizens whose concerns both the state and federal government have yet to notice. As readers of this new book will learn, third parties are often the voice of change and the front-runners of progress. Beginning with the Tertium Quids in 1806 and continuing to today's Green Party, ""The History of Third Parties"" chronicles third parties and their increasing visibility in the American political system.
Call Number: JK2261 .C834 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Today's Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans by Nancy S. Lind; Erik T. Rankin; Gardenia HarrisWhat are the real differences between the Democrats and the Republicans on major economic issues that influence the character and vitality of the American economy? This volume answers this question in a thorough, nonpartisan, and evenhanded fashion. * Examines the degree to which the behavior of the parties--the laws they pass and oppose--actually match their stated policy positions and philosophies * Arranges information in a user-friendly format designed to help readers quickly find relevant information on a wide range of high-interest issues * Supports curricula of economics classes
Call Number: HC106.84 .L56 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Today's Social Issues: Democrats and Republicans by Timothy W. KneelandCovering everything from abortion to gun control to immigration, this book explains policies and positions of today's Democratic and Republican parties, giving readers a complete understanding of modern-day American politics and the 2016 presidential race. * Offers clear, relevant information on current politics in America that enables readers to better understand the key issues and grasp what is at stake in the 2016 presidential election * Documents differences of opinion on social issues within the Republican and Democratic parties where present and shows how the positions of the parties have changed over time * Describes the issues dividing Democrats and Republicans and how these disagreements shape political gridlock * Discusses interest groups with the most influence for each political party * Features book chapters that are cross-referenced to allow readers easy access to the information they seek