The People and the Ballot - A History of American Party Politics-logo

The People and the Ballot - A History of American Party Politics

Joshua Kaplan

The study of political parties gets straight to the heart of American politics. The story of political parties is about how we get along with one another. Political parties grew outside the Constitution and the more formal framework of government. No one planned or even wanted them. Parties developed as a response to the dream of a unified government. While parties have taken the country to the brink of violence, and beyond, they have also been vehicles for avoiding violent conflict, and for channeling disagreements. This course provides an understanding of how American politics work and can help make sense of election results and political trends. By understanding political parties, we can better understand what is going on in American politics today and in which direction American politics may be going.

The study of political parties gets straight to the heart of American politics. The story of political parties is about how we get along with one another. Political parties grew outside the Constitution and the more formal framework of government. No one planned or even wanted them. Parties developed as a response to the dream of a unified government. While parties have taken the country to the brink of violence, and beyond, they have also been vehicles for avoiding violent conflict, and for channeling disagreements. This course provides an understanding of how American politics work and can help make sense of election results and political trends. By understanding political parties, we can better understand what is going on in American politics today and in which direction American politics may be going.
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The study of political parties gets straight to the heart of American politics. The story of political parties is about how we get along with one another. Political parties grew outside the Constitution and the more formal framework of government. No one planned or even wanted them. Parties developed as a response to the dream of a unified government. While parties have taken the country to the brink of violence, and beyond, they have also been vehicles for avoiding violent conflict, and for channeling disagreements. This course provides an understanding of how American politics work and can help make sense of election results and political trends. By understanding political parties, we can better understand what is going on in American politics today and in which direction American politics may be going.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:50


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:14