They feel the Democrats take their votes for granted and the Republicans are against them particularly as the majority are poor. Voter turnout for Whites was 66%, 65% of Blacks turned out to vote while Hispanic and Asian turnout rates were much lower and similar at about 49%. In relation to the 2004 President Election the voting rates for Blacks, Hispanics and Asians increased by about 4% points while the White voting rate decreased by 1%. Of the 5 million additional voters in 2008, approximately 2 million were Black, 2 million Hispanic and 600,000 Asian. These statistics show that ethnic minorities have made up the majority of additional voters, presenting the importance of ethnic minorities in the US political system.
As a result of this the voice of a pressure group can be very loud as even if half of its members turn out to a protest or march they would have more than the total of political parties. Also there are many more pressure groups than political parties, as in 2010 there were only 398 registered parties but a much larger 7,000 organizations that could be classed as a pressure group. The figure of 398 political parties does include parties which have no influence at all due to be unable to win any seats in commons so losing a chance at a voice in parliament. Also funding is much higher for pressure groups as the trade union ‘unison’ has yearly subscriptions of 160m a year compared to 30-40m a year for cons and labs this means that pressure groups have a capability to buy more resources with which to gain their aims. On the other hand some pressure groups, in particular those classed as outsider, even with high levels of membership will struggle to get their view across as the government in power will simply not give into their pressure as it will look bad on them, especially if the group
In Han China There total population was up to 65,000,000. They were Mostly Made of “Mean People” (unskilled workers, street artist and a few household slaves: 7% of population. (Doc C) They grouped people differently. Classical Athens did not have emperors or appointed officials. Han China did not have free male citizens or free male non-citizens.
It can be argued that FPTP has created a clear two party system. This can be illustrated because post-war only Labour and Conservatives have been in power. Labour or Conservatives have been the government every election because they have a lot of support throughout the UK, and therefore come first in many constituencies. To form a government, a party must have the majority of seats throughout the UK, which Labour or Conservatives always do. In 2005, the Liberal Democrats had 22% of the overall vote in the UK, sharing, but because of the FPTP system they only won 62 seats out of the 646 constituencies in the UK, this shows this system as clearly an unfair.
In 1876, 1888 and 2000, the candidate who won the popular vote lost the presidency because of this system. There is a winner takes all system, in all states except for Maine and Nebraska, where the candidate with the most votes in one states wins all the electoral college votes for that state. This often hugely distorts the results, for example Reagan won 50.7% of the popular vote but won 90.9% of the electoral college votes. It is also grossly unfair to third parties, Ross Perot for example won 18.9% of the popular vote but gained none of the electoral college votes. It can also be considered unfair in the way that it allows for the votes of some people to be worth more than others depending on geographical location.
2) The middle class White family, about 72%, owns their homes, while only about 46% of the middle class Black family owns their homes. 3) Unemployment is for Black people is double then it is for White people. 4) Some companies hire mostly White people. An example is Microsoft. In the 2000, there were 20,000 White people working for Microsoft, and 544 Black people working for Microsoft.
The domination of politics and agitation due to wealth by small groups of families was the approximate cause for the fall of the city-states. Many cities contained a tyrant who controlled and governed at their own will. If there was a conflict between aristocracy and the middle class then the government would choose the best solution after the city of Athens fell into democracy the surrounding cities also fell into democracy. The community consisted of peasants, merchants, craftsman and slaves; they made up the middle class. Peasant families worked the land and handed a portion of the crop to the owner.
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It aimed to satisfy many of the people who were being left out of politics and either forgotten about or just not cared for by the rich elite. These groups were however not constricted to the debt ridden agrarians, wage earners, currency reformers and residents of Western mining states. (Fink 216) This attempt to branch out to many different concerned interest groups was the only way this party was able to become as powerful as it did. “In no national election from 1872 to 1888 did the combined votes of all alternative parties top 4 percent of the total. The People’s Party offered the best and perhaps the last chance to convert antimonopoly sentiment into a winning strategy.”(Fink
In 1908, Herbert Asquith became the Prime Minister. Unlike other high-up Liberal politicians, he was strongly opposed to granting women the vote. In 1912 Millie and the NUWSS decided to support Labour instead in the parliamentary elections. Even at its peak in 1914, the WSPU only had about 2,000 members. The NUWSS was a much larger organisation and in 1914 had 500 local branches and over 100,000 members.