Opponents in American History: Republicans and Democrats, 1st Edition

  • Mariel Bard
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1538344106
  • ISBN-13: 9781538344101
  • DDC: 324.273
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Elected officials have a duty to represent and advocate for the values of those who elected them. Most politicians align themselves with one of two political parties: Republican or Democratic. But did you know that the Republican Party used to support big government spending and the Democratic Party favored small government? In many ways, the parties we know today have completely changed sides. But why? This book explores the history of the Republican and Democratic Parties, while presenting situations in which the two disagreed and times when they put their differences aside for the sake of the nation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What is a Political Party?.
2: Get the Parties Started.
3: Jacksonian Democrats.
4: Lincoln's Party.
5: African American Suffrage.
6: The Great Depression and The New Deal.
7: Shifting Party Platforms.
8: Let’s Debate!.
9: Shaping the Courts.
10: Third Parties.
11: Working Together.
12: Famous Flip-Floppers.
13: Republicans vs. Democrats Today.
14: Looking to the Future.