Oct. 11 – Government – Life of the Party

ryanBell Ringers, Government(BR)

Oct. 11 is “It’s My Party” Day.

Political parties first emerged with the ending of the presidency of George Washington. The American electoral system favors the emergence of two dominant parties, but in many countries, dozens of parties exist and compete at any one time. Today in the United States, party loyalty is low, and more Americans consider themselves independent than an affiliate of either party.

  1. Reflecting on Seinfeld’s monologue, why do you think Republicans are elephants and Democrats are donkeys? Did they choose these mascots for themselves?
  2. The other two main parties in the United States are the Greens and the Libertarians. What do you think their mascots should be?

Image Citation:

27, Sept. 2018 Political cartoon about political parties [Digital image].  Retrieved from <google.com>.