The Politics Of Political Parties

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The History of Political Parties

and the importance of party platforms


Anthony Cozzitorto
Ohio University

This paper will examine the history of political parties in the United States, and also the importance of platforms in those political parties. Research was conducted on internet resources along with books written by political scientist.

It has been a year filled with political talk because of the 2016 Presidential election in the United States. With the running of two very different candidates, America was glued to their TV sets, internet connections, or their cell phones looking to get a taste of political history. It was dirty dog fight from both sides of the political scale. People across the country would either decide to tune in or tune out to the election. The most important question I would ask is how we got to this place in history were people no longer trust political parties to do the right thang by the American people. An exposed, participant angled, workable, and representative system of political parties functioning within free and fair electoral procedures accomplishes duties that make democratic government possible.
Political parties always have been in a progression of change. This is because they have had to adjust to developments in their societies, and in the environment in which they operate more largely.
It was first thought that the founding fathers were going to stay away from the formation of political…
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