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Teaching Can America's deep political divide be traced back to 1832?

Can America's deep political divide be traced back to 1832?

A recent Pew Research Center report found that the average Republican is more conservative than 93 percent of Democrats and the average Democrat is more liberal than 94 percent of Republicans. Pew has also noted that the country has moved away from the center over the past 20 years: Democrats have shifted to the left by 30 percent and Republicans have shifted to the right by 23 percent, leaving little common ground between the two parties.

Jennifer Mercieca, Texas A and M
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What is the difference between a partisan and a citizen?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.3 - Historical Process, RH.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RH.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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