Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Democrats and Republicans

Both the Democratic and the Republican National Conventions are now over, campaigning by the presidential candidates from the two major parties is in full swing, and the General Election will be held on November 6. So in a few weeks, we will need to decide which candidate will get our vote. Would you like to know more about the history of the Democratic and Republican parties? The Al Harris Library has several resources on the histories of the two parties and how they evolved into what they are today.

The American party system was born in the policy conflicts between the followers of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson during Washington’s presidency, but the Republican party is the younger of the two major parties. Although the definitions of Republican and Democrat have changed over the years, a two-party system has always flourished in the United States.

Come check out the two displays of the Democrats and Republicans at the Library! Become informed and remember to vote on November 6!

For more information about the Republicans and the Republican Convention, see http://www.gop.com. For more information about the Democrats and the Democratic Convention, see http://www.democrats.org.

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