Political Parties

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  • THE POLITICAL PARTIES
    • THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
      • Oldest of all, relating back to Thomas Jefferson.
      • Depended on the sectional interests of western farmers & resentment of white farmers
      • could not compete with the Republicans
      • Divisions widened after 1900 due to defeat and progressivism
      • WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
        • Champion of people against big business
        • Legal champion of Anti-Darwinists
        • Pro-Prohibition
        • Anti-imperialism
        • Supporter of Populism
    • REPUBLICANS
      • Origins to the anti-slavery movement
      • Influenced by Progressivism
      • Anti-trust laws, social justice & conservation
      • Conservative, pro-business
      • THEODORE ROOSEVELT
      • Political dominance untill 1912
    • SOCIALISM
      • Development of Trade Unions
      • Labour rights & improved working conditions
      • 6% in 1912 the high point
    • POPULISM
      • Big influence on Democrats
      • Anti-urban movement, hostile to big business & government
      • Based on support from farmers
      • Attacked Americas reliance on the gold standard
      • Prohibition, ant-Darwinism, anti-imperialism
      • Opposition to the forgein policies of McKinley & Teddy Roosevelt
      • Virtually disappeared in 1908
    • PROGRESSIVISM
      • Massively influential between 1890-1920
      • Influenced Teddy Roosevelt
      • Influential politicans and journalists
      • Government intervention
      • Evils of industrialisation & protection against corruption
      • Social justice!
      • BULL MOOSE
        • Vechicle for Teddy Roosevelt to run against Taft

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