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Political Perspectives and Party PoliticsWhere on the Spectrum?What is a Political Perspective:

Political spectrum

Measures both the type of change desired and the time it takes to achieve it--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NewOldImmediateImmediate

2Conservatism Traditional views

What is considered tradition?

George W. Bush

3LiberalismProgress and reform

Changebut how quickly? A Little of This and ThatLiberals vs. Conservatives

Most Americans somewhere in betweenModerateWhere is a moderate approach to politics most effective?

James Monroe

Franklin D. RooseveltRonald ReaganJohn BrownAbraham Lincoln

Adolf Hitler

6Political Perspectives in Parties

There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.-John Adams, 1789

U.S.= Multi Party SystemRepublicans and Democrats dominate U.S. politics

Republican: Conservatives Democratic: Liberal

Party DominationWhere on the Issues?Not all Republicans and Democrats vote the same way

Depends on the issue

Is Arizona a Republican or Democratic state?References:Slide 2-6: Marcie Hutchinson (2014), The Political Spectrum, Arizona State University, 2014Studentnewsdaily.com (2010). Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs. StudentNewsDaily.com. Modified 2013. Accessed May 27, 2014. http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/conservative-vs-liberal-beliefs/Slide 3: Russell Kirk (1956). Tradition. A Program for Conservatives (Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 1956). http://www.conservative.org/acu-f/tradition Studentnewsdaily.com (2010). Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs. StudentNewsDaily.com. Modified 2013. Accessed May 27, 2014. http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/conservative-vs-liberal-beliefs/ Slide 7: All images accessed through Library of CongressSlide 9: John Adams Quotes, Good Reads. Accessed May 27, 2014, Slide 10: Stephen Flanders (2007), Political Parties, The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Online, accessed May 24, 2014, http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/political-parties Hutchinson, Political Spectrum ushistory.org (2014), Political Parties, American Government Online Textbook, accessed May 24, 2014, http://www.ushistory.org/gov/5a.aspSlide 11: Andrea Caumont (2012), Section 9: Trends in Party Affiliation, Pew Research Center, accessed May 24, 2014, http://www.people-press.org/2012/06/04/section-9-trends-in-party-affiliation/ BibliographySlide 7: Image retrieved from: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/inspiration.htm

Slide 8:The United States Department of Justice . "Justice News." The United States Department of Justice . July 6, 2010. http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/July/10-opa-776.html.

Slide 9:Rau, Alia B, and Ginger Rough. "Political News." AZ Central . February 11, 2011. http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/02/10/20110210arizona-to-sue-feds-over-border-security.html.

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