In this chapter you have read about political parties in the United States. George Washington disliked political parties and hoped that they would not develop in the United States. Today, however, two major political parties and several third parties are part of the American political scene. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party are the two most important political parties today. In this activity you will take a closer look at the history and workings of one of these two political parties.
Destination Title: You Choose—
The Republican National Party
The Democratic National Party
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Begin at the Web site of the political party you have chosen—either the Republicans or the Democrats.
- From the home page of your chosen site, click on About the DNC or About Our Party.
- Click on the appropriate links to find out about the Party Leadership, Party Mascot, and Party Platform.
After reading through these pages answer the questions below.