AP U.S. Government 2.4 Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Mass Media

AP U.S. Government: Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Mass Media Drill 2, Problem 4. Of the following, what is the most recent major political realignment?

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it's that things tend to stay exactly the same Oh

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wait no We mean the exact opposite political realignments occur

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when traditional supporters of one party decide to switch sides

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throwing the whole system a little off balance That was

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the most recent major political realignment be african americans shifting

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from republican to democratic huh African americans shifted largely from

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republican red two democratic blue during the civil rights era

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especially once lbj when the vote on the voting rights

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act in nineteen sixty four so he might not be

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all weaken b Could the most recent major political realignment

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have been seat urban working class and rural voters shifting

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to the democratic party huh Well that happened during fdr

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is new deal coalition in the nineteen thirties which brought

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together disparate interests interested in reclaiming an american interested in

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the general interest so we can cross off See did

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the most recent major political realignment occur when deep new

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european immigrants became democratic voters Well gosh we just seem

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to be going further and further back in time since

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european immigrants join the democratic party during the eighteen nineties

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and early nineteen hundred that we can ditch d in

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the old country What about e supporters of a strong

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central government joining the wig party Well once the federalist

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fell apart after the war of eighteen twelve remaining supporters

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joined forces with the wig hoping toe we the strong

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central government out of the strands that remain so if

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e seems particularly ancient well that means the most recent

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political realignment occurred when a the south shifted from democratic

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who republicans on there we go The rightward shift of

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the south a result of the republican southern strategy began

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under richard nixon in the late nineteen sixties is a

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response to the civil rights movement which featured the shift

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of black voters to the democratic party So option a

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is the correct answer We just need to be sure

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that if we're ever invited to a realignment party i

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