Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Politics and Government - Homework - Due - Thurs, June 2

Read Reagan's Realignment of White Southerners pgs 221 -239

What is the difference between political realignment and dealignment? 

Why was Reagan successful in realigning conservative southern white voters? What evidence do the author's provide to illustrate this success? Discuss how this realignment manifested itself in during the 1990s. 

Why have Republicans had less success with southern moderate whites than with southern conservative whites? 

Discuss the role of the Religious Right in the Republican party. Discuss the various reactions of Republicans to the Religious Right.

Discuss the impact of Newt Gingrich on the Republican Party.

Was Bill Clinton successful in dismantling the Republican coalition? Explain your answer.

Discuss the difference between the metropolitan and rural wings of the Republican party.

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