Are the Democratic and Republican parties really necessary? Find out in: Guide to U.S. Political Parties
Washington, DC - Throughout most of history, societies have been governed by powerful rulers, and the “common people” have seldom had any voice in their own governance. America’s democratic style of government is different. We vote for representatives (presidents, governors, congress members, and others) who make the laws, and most of those representatives belong to either the Democratic or Republican party. How did the party system develop? Is it good or bad? Will the system survive, given the current government gridlock? The new Guide to U.S.