Instructional Video

Party Systems: Crash Course Government and Politics #41

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Scholars investigate the emergence of the political party system in the early days of United States government and politics. They view the 41st video in a 50-part series to analyze the reasoning behind the existence of political parties in the first place. It generates discussion and thought, leading to a better understanding of the party system in America. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Stage a debate on whether political parties help or hurt the United States as a nation 
  • Assign a reading on the two-party system that exists in today's political arena
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is just 10 minutes in length
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Provides animation and humor for differentiated instruction 
  • Cites primary sources for use in further research 
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