The Politics Of The United States

1222 Words Oct 31st, 2016 5 Pages
The United States started as a nation that was to be built on the philosophy of a no party system. George Washington once said “However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” Our government was built for the people. Under the Article of Confederation, it states that the states had to agree on issues unanimously. But with the passing of the United States Constitution, the constitution different opinions and ways of thinking throughout the population, the country began to form parties to represent each citizen. In our current society, we have two main parties. These parties are the Democratic and Republican parties. Both parties have different views regarding social programs, health care, and individual liberty. Though on the surface they seem diverse, they do share similarities. Democrats and Republicans believe in the democracy that the country was built on. They agree on tax cuts, foreign aid, and spending. No matter what the issue may be, they are run by the same people and the same government. The topic many people in either party debate on is social programs. Democrats believe that the government should take action into helping the people.…

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