Discussion Questions. Answer Question 1a or 1b
1a. When studying the lecture material, the Vox video on the history of the Republican Party, is there anything about the history of the Republican and/or Democratic Party that surprised you? Do you think the U.S. should switch to a proportional representation electoral system to give third parties a chance?
1b. What explains the growing polarization between the two parties? Share your reaction. (Hint: your answer should reflect what you have learned about the political parties’ evolution and/or policy preferences in the sixth party system).
VOX VIDEO https://youtu.be/s8VOM8ET1WU