America’s two-party system explained in one simple video

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These parties have been raging for over 160 years.

For years Republicans and Democrats have traded political power back and forth, but that’s not really what the founding fathers intended. So how did America arrive at a two-party system? It’s all thanks to our electoral process and something known as a plurality.


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