Should We Have More Than 2 Major Political Parties? | America From Scratch

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The advantages and disadvantages of the United States' two-party system are the focus of a short PBS video. After listening to a series of political scientists, viewers are asked whether they think the United States should change its political system to support multiple political parties.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups investigate elections where third party candidates changed the results of elections
  • Have other groups research countries that have multiple parties to determine how they decide who wins
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the "America From Scratch" BPS series
Pros
  • The worksheet includes links where class members can research the platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties
Cons
  • None
Common Core