Political Parties Between 1860 And 1860: A Comparative Analysis

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In the United States there are two major parties involved in our political structure, Democrats and Republicans. Since 1836, these two parties have dominated the political scene and Democrats and Republicans have controlled Congress and the presidency since 1860. Now, within these two parties there are people with progressive and conservative ideologies. These ideologies are not confined to only one political party, but instead are largely based on the individual’s opinion and perspective. Generally speaking though, most conservatives are Republicans and most progressives are Democrats. When it comes to certain social issues like gun regulation, abortion, and same-sex marriage, conservatives and progressives have some opinions worth comparing

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