The United States: The Two Party System

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The United States is a two party system. The United States is set up like that because the third parties will never really win a presidential election. The only political parties who have won presidential elections are the Republicans and the Democrats. An elephant symbolizes the Republican Party and a donkey symbolizes the Democrat Party. The Republican Party’s platform is support for free market capitalism, free enterprise, a strong national defense, restrictions on labor unions, and opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion. The Democratic Party’s platform is support for ethnic minorities, organized labor, progressive reform, same-sex marriage, and abortion. Political parties are an important aspect in an election. A candidate’s political

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