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CONCLUSION: As you complete this assignment, keep in mind that while the issues have possibly changed over the past two centuries, our country has pretty much maintained a two-party system. Third parties have come and gone in American history, but have never really been as successful as the two predominant parties. As a group, please answer the following questions.
  1. Have political parties strengthened or weakened America? Why?

  2. Do people shape political parties or do political parties shape people? Why?

  3. Of the issues facing Jefferson and Hamilton, which do you think was the most important to America? Why?

  4. Of the issues facing our current politician, which do you think is most important to America? Why?