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?