Question 45
Government Basic
What are the two major political parties in the United States?

The Democratic Party and the Republican Party are the two major political parties in the U.S. Political parties are groups of people who organize to help candidates win elections and to create public policies. Today, there are two major political parties in the United States. They are the Democrats and the Republicans. A donkey represents the Democrats. An elephant represents the Republicans. Party membership is voluntary. Many people belong to a political party.

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