Intro. to Am. Law

[ITAL] 4/9 Federalism & Political Parties

Notice: Class starts at 1:30 pm.

Reading:

  • Text: ch. 7.

Homework 1: Federalism

  • Hints: Who were the Federalists during founding years? Who were their political enemies? What drove their feuds? (What were they arguing about?) Who won eventually? What are the Federalist Papers?

Homework 2: Political Parties

  • Hints: How did the two main political parties come about? What main differences do they have (today)? How are they organized? What roles do parties play in modern day American politics? What is “soft money”?
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