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Political parties in the United States

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Why Two Parties Dominate American Politics | America 101

Political parties in the United States are mostly dominated by a two-party system consisting of the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. The United States Constitution has always been silent on the issue of political parties, since at the time it was signed in 1787 there were no parties in the nation.
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    • History and early political parties 

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