Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party in 1792 as a congressional caucus to fight for the Bill of Rights and against the elitist Federalist Party. In 1798, the "party of the common man" was officially named the Democratic-Republican Party, and in 1800 it elected Jefferson as the first Democratic President of the United States.
For a long time Republicans have been known as the "GOP." Party faithfuls thought it meant the "Grand Old Party." But apparently the original meaning (in 1875) was "Gallant Old Party."
Select one of the following political parties:
Create a "response map." You will need a 36 inch wide by 30 inch long piece of butcher paper. Divide the paper into six sections. Make up an original title for your "response map" which includes the name of your political party. Include the following items in your "response map" so it can be used as a guide in an oral presentation.
Find and copy a current campaign slogan used by your political party.
Create a song or rap with at least 20 different lines which reflects your political party's point of view.
Draw the mascot/logo for your political party. Include a brief description of how the mascot/logo represents the party. If a mascot/logo doesn't exist, create one and explain how it represents the party.
Find a photo of, draw or trace a famous person from your party (1950-present) and include a significant quote from that person.
Create an original political cartoon which reflects your party's position on immigration.
Create an original political cartoon which reflects your party's position on military spending.
Make your response map colorful and pleasing to the eye.