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Title: Understanding Political Parties


1
Understanding Political Parties
  • Voting Citizenship

2
Instructions
  • Use the response sheet provided to answer the
    questions as you follow along.
  • This response sheet will be turned into your
    Social Studies Teacher on Friday.

3
Political Parties
  • A political party is an organized group of
    politicians and voters who share similar ideas
    about how the government should work.
  • The parties work together to get candidates
    elected to office that share the parties ideals.
  • While there are many different political parties,
    the main ones in the United States are
  • Democrats
  • Republicans
  • Source http//www.ehow.com/facts_6962135_compare-
    political-parties-kids.html

4
The Left the Right
  • Democrats Republicans
  • (the left) (the
    right)
  • Liberal Moderate Conservative
  • The continuum above represents political ideals
    and where the political parties fall.
  • For more How to Compare Political Parties for
    Kids eHow.com http//www.ehow.com/facts_6962135_
    compare-political-parties-kids.htmlixzz2AnN4fPTH

5
STOP
  • End of Day One

6
Day Two
  • Use your response sheet to fill in the answers as
    you follow along.

7
Democrats
  • Terms used to describe members of the Democratic
    Party include "liberal" and "left wing."
  • Democrats generally believe in a larger
    government, with more regulations on businesses
    and an emphasis on social services.
  • Examples
  • Business Regulations EPA (Environmental
    Protection Agency) places a limit on the amount
    of Carbon Dioxide a business can release into the
    ozone.
  • Social Services Social Security, which provides
    income to the elderly and disabled in America.
  • http//www.ehow.com/facts_6962135_compare-politica
    l-parties-kids.html

8
Barack Obama
  • Born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law
    School
  • Worked as a Civil Rights Attorney and taught
    Constitutional Law at University of Chicago Law
    School from 1992 2004
  • Served three terms in the Illinois Senate from
    1997 2004
  • Served in the U.S. Senate from 2004 until he was
    inaugurated as President in 2008

9
Republicans
  • Words used to describe members of the Republican
    Party include "conservative" and "right wing.
  • Republicans generally believe in smaller
    government with fewer regulations on the private
    sector.
  • Examples
  • Smaller Government Local governments should
    control education versus the Department of
    Education controlling education at the Federal
    level.
  • Fewer Regulations on Private Sector Allowing
    businesses to follow the traditional path of
    bankruptcy versus receiving a government
    bailout.
  • http//www.ehow.com/facts_6962135_compare-politica
    l-parties-kids.html

10
Willard Mitt Romney
  • Born March 12, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University,
    and a joint Juris Doctor (law) Master of
    Business Administration from Harvard
  • Served as the CEO of Bain Capital, and President
    CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Served as the Governor of Massachusetts from 2002
    2006
  • Ran for President in 2008, and again in 2012

11
STOP
  • End of Day Two

12
Day Three
  • Use your response sheet to fill in the answers as
    you follow along.
  • You will turn in your response sheet to your
    Social Studies Teacher today.

13
Political Cartoon
  • The elephant represents the Republican Party.
  • The donkey represents the Democratic Party.
  • What do you think this cartoon represents? (Your
    answer should be 4-6 sentences.)

14
The End
  • Tuesday, November 6th is ELECTION DAY in the
    United States
  • Whos it going to be?
  • OR
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