democrats vs. republicans

All The Topics to Know for the APUSH Exam (as told by my APUSH teacher)
  • Revolutionary War/Constitution/Articles of Confederation
  • The First Party System: Federalists and Republicans
  • Revolution of 1800
  • Jacksonian Democracy (1824-1840)
    • the Bank War
    • the spoils system
    • Indian Removal Act
  • Antebellum reform movements and the Second Great Awakening
  • Causes of the Civil War and sectional differences
    • political parties (Democrats vs. New Republicans)
    • economics
    • social differences
  • Reconstruction (1863-1877)
    • successes/failures
    • 13th - 15th amendments
      • connections to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s
  • Industrialization and Big Business/The Gilded Age (1860-1910)
    • vertical and horizontal integration
    • trusts
    • steel, oil, and railroads
    • Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan
    • growth of cities
    • immigration
    • changes in politics and political machines
  • The Populist Movement and agrarian discontent
  • The Progressive Era (1890-1920)
    • an effort to deal with the adverse effects of industrial capitalism
    • the Progressive Presidents
  • The Indian Plains Wars (through 1890)
  • Spanish-American War (1898)
  • IMPERIALISM: Philippines, Hawaii, Panama, Cuba, etc.
  • World War I
    • causes/effects
    • the home front
  • The Red Scare
  • The 1920s
    • sources of conflict (economic, political, and social)
    • effects on women, African Americans, and immigrants
  • The 1930s, the Great Depression, and the New Deal
    • Hoover vs. FDR
    • economic, social, and political reforms
  • World War II
    • results, the home front
    • effects on women, African Americans, Native Americans (Navajo codetalkers, etc), Japanese Americans, and Mexican Americans
  • The Cold War
    • foreign policy
      • where and when
    • 1950s
      • conformity, suburbs, Baby Boom, domestication of women, challenges to conformity, expanding economy, consumer culture
      • similarities to the 1920s
    • 1960s
      • civil rights movement (who, what, when, where, why, successes and failures)
      • Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society (1963-1968)
        • domestic and foreign issues
    • 1970s
      • Richard Nixon (1968-1973)
        • foreign and domestic policies
        • detente and Vietnam
        • the Southern Strategy and Watergate
    • 1980s
      • Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
        • foreign and domestic policies
        • tax cuts
        • military spending
        • shrinking of the government
        • the new right
      • George H.W. Bush and the end of the Cold War
  • Bill Clinton and Barack Obama
Let's get one thing straight:

Badlands National Park is not in defiance of the president, they are in support of the American People. They don’t work for him, they work for US. Climate change is a direct threat to our national resources, and the most severe threat facing our parks today. This is not a political issue, this is not Democrats vs. Republicans, this is data-backed endangerment of our open spaces and federal lands. If a building is deemed structurally unsound, you fix it, you don’t claim that scientists are lying to you about serious fatigue in the load-bearing members, or else it comes crashing down around you. Climate change is no different, nobody has ever tried to claim that forest fires are a myth invented by the Chinese.

There’s been a lot of divides in society these past few years. Democrats VS Republicans, Liberals VS Conservatives, LGBT VS Non-LGBT, etc…..we have to unite against a common enemy

The TERFS and their shitty safety scissor haircuts

Clinton lost because Democrats voted for Trump, not because 3rd Party voters

In Pennsylvania and North Carolina the number of registered Democrats that voted for Trump was higher than all 3rd party voters combined.

In addition to that, the margin of victory in Penn, NC and Michigan is less than the margin of Democrats lost to Trump vs Republicans lost to Clinton. So, if people voted in line with which party they were registered with all three of those states would have flipped to Clinton.

Those 3 flip, Clinton wins the Presidency instead of Trump. So how about you harp on your fellow Democrats and leave us 3rd party people be.

The way the Facebook algorithm shows only certain, typically like-minded people’s posts is only making the Democrat vs Republican situation worse.

Nobody is able to be challenged on their harmful political ideologies..

Disclaimer: Look, I don’t know if this will work or not. I don’t. But I am posting/sharing this anyway because I refuse to sit here and think that I could have tried or done something but I just sat with my thumbs up my ass. This takes all of ten seconds and they’re already questioning! I’m all honesty, what the fuck do we have to lose by sharing and signing?


On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would still be counted, they would simply pay a small fine - which we can be sure Clinton supporters will be glad to pay!

We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why?

Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic.

Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.

Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump “won” is because of the Electoral College.

But the Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?


There is no reason Trump should be President.

“It’s the ‘People’s Will’”

No. She won the popular vote.

“Our system of government under our Constitution says he wins”

No. Our Constitution says the Electors choose.

“Too many states prohibit ‘Faithless Electors’”

24 states bind electors. If electors vote against their party, they usually pay a fine. And people get mad. But they can vote however they want and there is no legal means to stop them in most states.


anonymous asked:

Do you think you could tell me what topics came up most on apush like how much was about civil rights, cold war, industrialization, jackson era and etc. ? And what were some topics that were barely on it? Thank you so much in advance!!!!!

yeah of course! that being said, the test really does change from year to year, so my answers really can’t give any indication of what yours will be. also it’s been a year so i don’t really remember it all, but this what i remember best:

•lots of 20th century history (world war ii, cold war)

•fair amount of progressive era

•decent amount of jacksonian era

•also fairly heavy on federalists vs. democratic republicans and that whole era, i think?

•revolutionary war and what caused it!!!!!

•my dbq was about the women’s rights movement in the 20th century (thank GOD) and the choices for the long essay were, i think, talking either about how the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments changed america, or how our policy on global affairs changed before, during, and after world war one, or something like that. i picked the wwi one; i remember writing a lot about woodrow wilson.


This is my small story.

I remember a day in middle school– my mother and I went grocery shopping, and we were in front of 2 elderly women. Because my mother moved to America not too long ago, her English wasn’t the best; it was obvious as she conversed with the cashier. 

“You don’t belong in America if you can’t even speak the language,” were the words spoken behind me.

I was so heartbroken, angry, and at a loss for words. I could feel the hatred boiling. How dare they say that about my wonderful, loving mother, who sacrificed so much of her time, love, and life to raise me by herself in America.

I couldn’t fathom why anyone would say something so horrible. My fists were clenched in rage, but my mother said “these are the people who make up America.” Us, them, good people, bad people, you, me. The best part of where we live is that we can choose who we are. 

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Evangelicals: “We love Donald Trump!” Me “Um, you pro lifers know how many abortions this admitted womanizing thrice-married billionaire probably paid for on the side, right?”

He took his mistress on a family vacation once.  Let’s think about that for a second. 

I an not being cruel. I am not being nasty.

But you can’t ignore reality, either. 

Respect people’s choices. Respect my career choice, my religious choice, my choice in friends, my choice in lovers, my choice in food, my choice in politics, my choice in education level, and my choice in activity level. Also don’t forget to respect the things I can’t choose.

We’re all different, no choice is superior to the other, Democrat vs Republican, vegan vs omnivore, Hinduism vs Christianity, or Lawyer vs Musician. We all have different upbringings, different senses of what’s right and wrong, and different understandings of certain situations. We just have to respect each other and realize you are not anymore right that the person next to you.


This is the last election post I will write for a while, but it may be the most important one. Recently, I lost a lot of followers due to one post. I asked for kindness from both parties in that post, but you guys apparently cannot accept that. More specifically, some of my Democrat followers cannot. However, not a single Republican had any backlash against that post, and I treated both sides with the same tone, the same message, and the same severity, which was ultimately nonexistent.

Since then, I deleted that post, and gained a lot of followers back. Because I shut off my opinion. Because you guys don’t think I am entitled to not be angry. I was unbiased in every single possible way. But some of you cannot accept that I do not endorse Hillary. I did not endorse Trump either, but I was humane in the way I talked about him.

Because he will be our next president, and fighting that won’t change anything. As Hillary so eloquently pointed out herself during her concession speech, “Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” But there have been riots, and social media is going insane. On most parts of the internet, the Conservatives are a minority. On Tumblr, they are a very small minority, and are getting constantly bashed. For a party who believes in protecting the rights of minorities, why do the Democrats try so hard to bash them?

Unless I am a drastic Democrat, my opinions do not matter to you. Is this what you want?

I want to end the political talk on my blog here. But let me just say Tumblr, you have disappointed me and you have broken my heart.

Democratic vs. Republican

Democratic Party: 

  • Promotes community and social responsibility 
  • Believe there should be tax cuts, but only for lower to middle class. 
  • Taxes should be increased on the wealthy as well as corporations
  • Not against raising taxes to fund the government 
  • Pro-choice (abortion) 
  • Pro gay marriage 
  • Aims to limit gun ownership and enforce stricter laws For increasing the minimum wage 
  • Pro trade restriction (to protect jobs for Americans) 
  • Believe in a lot of government oversight in health care, want medical care affordable to everyone. 
  • Believes that governments should help those in need with things such as food stamps and Medicaid 
  • In military; less manpower, more targeted/analytical strikes 
  • Overall, decreased funding for the military 
  • Anti fossil fuels, wants government funding/taxed to help stop drilling etc. 
  • Anti privatisation of federal land Wants to progress in education. For example: implementing Common Core system 
  • Believe taxes can be used to decrease class size and hire new teachers 
  • Wants to increase funding for NCLB (No Child Left Behind Act) 
  • Anti school vouchers 
  • Loans and grants for college should be governmentally funded 
  • Anti gender and race quotas in college 
  • Believe that crimes that do not involve violence should be given less harsh punishments 
  • Anti capital punishment under any and all circumstances 
  •  Aims to be politically correct. In some circumstances anti free speech (meaning you can (lightly) punished for slander, for example) 
  • Want to restrict some freedoms that are believed to be extremely detrimental to citizens. 
  • For example, some foods/how foods are made 
  • Government regulation is needed to protect consumers Greater support for undocumented immigrants. For example, pathways to citizenship provided and they will not be deported if there is no criminal record and/or they have lived in America for at least 5 years 
  • Pro separation of the church and the state 

 Republican Party: 

  • Promotes individual rights and justice
  • Want to cut taxes for all citizens 
  • Don’t believe in raising taxes 
  • Pro gun 
  • Anti abortion - sometimes not depending on the candidate 
  • Anti gay marriage - sometimes not depending on the candidate 
  • Pro guns 
  • Believe that minimum wage should not be increased so all Americans can have access to products and businesses can keep costs low 
  • Pro free trade, to keep costs lows and revenue growing 
  • Believe that too much government involvement in healthcare will decrease the quality of service Oppose the Affordable Care Act for that reason, believing it will be ultimately detrimental in the long run 
  • Acknowledges the fact that those in need should have help (food stamps, Medicaid for example), but believe it should be privately funded and minimal government funding should be used. 
  • Also aims to implement tighter control/stricter rules 
  • Believes military effort should be used rather than targeted regimes 
  • Overall pro increased spending for military 
  • Wants to expand drilling for oil to keep costs low for all Americans 
  • Pro privatisation of federal land Aims to have public input and wants citizens to decided how to approach most environmental issues. 
  • Believe progress can be made in education by implementing longer hours and electing programs that require students to be focused 
  • Pro school vouchers and homeschooling 
  • Loans for college should be privately funded 
  • Believe in harsher punishments for crimes, including non violent crimes (ex. selling drugs) 
  • Believe complex systems should be implemented to make sure everyone who commits a crime faces an adequate punishment For this reason, most republican candidates are pro capital punishment. 
  • Believe that American citizens should have freedom in their choices. For example, free speech, food can be made however a company desires etc. 
  • Believe that government regulation hinders the free market Harsher on undocumented immigrants 
  • Aims to protect U.S borders with stronger enforcement to prevent this from happening in the first place 
  • Anti separation of the church and the state
Democrat vs Republican

Democrat: Cares about protecting people’s rights, the planet, and bettering our nations policies on just about everything. Able to have productive and intelligent debates.

Republican: Too worried about instilling nationalism, religious indoctrination, and taking away people’s rights to realize that we are seriously the laughing stock of the world. Debates usually include name calling and throwing shade. Usually ignores science.

Stop. Fucking. Hating. Each other. Don’t make it a me vs you, or a liberal vs conservative, or Democrat vs Republican, or even the country vs Trump. Because that stupid divisive, close minded mindset is what caused this. On both sides.

I’ll admit it. I was close minded and didn’t pay attention to Trump supporters or give them any respect because I wanted to believe that their thoughts, bigoted or otherwise, were in the minority; that those kind of feelings belonged to outliers; that no way people actually thought like that; that that was not MY America. So I shrugged it off and didn’t give them any thought. But as the results show, they weren’t outliers. We see that they’re everywhere now.

Because we were so busy brushing them off, hushing them, ridiculing them, and forcing them into hiding, we didn’t get a chance to talk to these supporters. To change their minds. To give them a chance, and an open mind.

And they returned that attitude right back at us. They gave our beliefs just as much of a chance as we did theirs. We kept hating and ridiculing each other, and growing that divide. Now we’re here. Absolutely ready to burn everything down because of two different kinds of hate.

Please. Stop. Hating. Each other.

My problem with the abortion issue

I find myself majorly in favor of the Democratic Party. But not on one issue: abortion. Why am I not pro-choice? Well, it’s difficult to say that women’s rights should be above murder. Don’t think that abortion is murder? Well, that’s the problem. Murder is vague. I know this sounds horrible, but think to yourself: what makes murder so bad? Yes, actually think about it. Murder is horrible: why? Ending the life of a person? Well despite the fact that life ends on the small scale every day what’s a person? Something that’s alive or something that’s human? As much as people hate to admit it, animals are people. They live, they breathe, they think, they feel. The killing of millions of cows, pigs, chicken and turkey’s every day is horrible don’t you dare say it’s not. But is it murder? I don’t know. The thing is ‘person’ is vague too. So when is a baby a person? Humanity was not kind enough to give a specific answer before abortion became an issue. When the sperm hits the egg it’s merely the potential for a human being. When it’s born? Babies are already fully developed very early in its stage. When it can start to think? Well when is that?! For all I know babies can’t have a thought until after they’re born! Could doctors even find out when a baby starts thinking?! I DONT KNOW!!! I’m a huge supporter for women’s rights, but does the fact that one woman’s rights were violated give her the right to end a life? You would think not making it sound like that, but women’s rights activists tend to disagree. And that’s fine. Any of you political knowitalls wanna persuade me on this go ahead cuz I’m stumped