Discussion Forum â€“ Why Does the United States Have a Two Party System?
The United Statesâ€™ two-party system is structurally maintained through our winner-take-all system and single-member voting districts.
- Review the Duke University website, â€œThe U.S. System â€“ Winner-Take-Allâ€ (View Pros, Cons, and System Consequences)
http://www.duke.edu/web/poli/classes/proprep/withouttext.htm (alternate PDF version)
- Review the Mount Holyoke University website on â€œSingle Member District Plurality Voting.â€
- Draft your thoughts on the various voting systems presented and evaluate some of the consequences of these voting systems. Post your response to the Two-Party System in the United States discussion forum. Your post must be substantive. You may also respond to other studentâ€™s ideas. Students should use proper sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and spelling. Material in the Weekly Discussion Forums may be used to generate essay questions on your exams.