“Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them."
POlitical Parties (Power distribution)
The United States political system is the conscious creation of the human mind, an artificial creation, fashioned out of the wilderness within the past 400 years. Although short by European or Asian standards, its history is packed with incident, for the United States has had in that period to pass through those stages of political development that elsewhere have taken 1,000 or 2,000 years. A political party is a group of voters organized to support certain public policies. The aim of a political party is to elect officials who will try to carry out the party's policies. A political party offers candidates for public office. It sets out positions on issues that may range from war and taxes to how children should be educated. When people in a democracy disagree about what the government should do, voters express their opinions by voting for the candidates that most closely reflect their views. Political parties provide a way for voters to easily identify a candidate's positions. Political parties may be large or small, national or local. Large political parties generally have millions of members and supporters. In democratic election campaigns, parties compete freely for votes. Such competition is one of the hallmarks of democracy.
U.S. Political parties history
U.s. Political Systems
Political Parties: Crash Course
US Political Parties (Mr. Raymond's)
Party Systems: Crash Course
Overview History of the American Party System (Hillsdale College)
America's Political Parties: Power and Principles
Divided States of America Part 1
Divided States of America Part 2
Al Franken: The Truth