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Edited by: Deborah Kalb

In: Guide to U.S. Elections 7th Edition

Chapter 6: Historical Profiles of American Political Parties

Edited by: Deborah Kalb

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483380346.n8

Subject: Elections

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Historical Profiles of American Political Parties
Historical profiles of American political parties

Although political parties are not directly mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, they emerged early in the nation’s history to become and remain an integral part of the American system of elected government. Today, as well as when they appeared in the 1790s, they satisfy an important need for U.S. democracy: bringing people with the same beliefs together to govern at the local and national levels. At nearly every moment ...

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