Why Politics Matters to You

Read the following:

  • “Do You Belong to a Political Party? passage located under “Why Politics Matters to You!” in Chapter 4 of your textbook.
  • “What if the U.S. had a Multi-party System Like Germany”
  • Dooley, K. and Patten, J. Why Politics Matters: An Introduction to Political Science, 2nd Edition, Cengage Learning

Answer the following questions:

  • Why did James Madison and George Washington warn against political parties?
  • Do you believe political parties are good for American democracy? Why or why not?
  • Do you believe the United States needs more political parties? Why or why not?
  • Do you belong to a political party? Why or why not?