Essay on 2016 : An Exciting Year For The Executive Branch

1007 Words Sep 29th, 2016 5 Pages
2016 is an exciting year for the executive branch. President Obama is leaving the office and his position will be replaced by one of the candidates. Each of the candidates stands with their own respective political party, the Republican party or the Democratic party. These two parties have had a large background in U.S. history; each have had a reform, change in supporters, change in name, but essentially have been around since the beginning of the U.S. government. A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government. They agree on some policies and programs for the society with a view to promote the collective good or to further their supporters ' interests. The definition of a political party efficiently depicts how political parties effect the operation of the U.S. government to this day. The political parties have been around since the beginning of the U.S.’ independence; however, they weren’t official until 1797. They became official when Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson had opposing views. Their political parties were the Federalist and the Democrat-Republicans. The Federalists had a predominately northern population of supporters, wanted a national bank to create a controllable worth on their currency, and they wanted to create a stable relationship with Britain. Many citizens and political figures opposed this including Thomas Jefferson, who would be seen as the leader of this political party. They…

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