Similarities: Both the parties had very few similarities between them. They were together on the fact that there should be complete freedom given to each and every American citizen. In fact, it is one of their major themes to reconcile the diverse forces within political society. The Party of the People The Democratic Party is the oldest existing political party in the U. Religion Some people on the political right believe that religious doctrine, such as the 10 Commandments, should play a role in. They do this by supporting candidates for offices and helping them win elections through advertising and fundraising. These leaders opposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which would permit slavery in these new territories if the people voted for it.
Thus it promotes, debates, discusses and mobilizes opinion of the public on various matters. As such, interest groups often vote for candidates — who are put forward by political parties — who share their point of view. The party's candidate lost in 1856. I appeared on many William F. Lower taxes; less regulation on businesses; reduced government spending; balanced budget. Consequently, the democratic process is strengthened.
It would repeal or raise contribution limits and allow outside groups spending millions on campaigns to hide their donors. Furthermore they have cut the top rate of tax from 50% to 45%, benefiting the highest earners and they have increased tuition fees. Some scholars say that the Democrat Party grew from a branch headed by Andrew Jackson. Political parties exist to gain power over governmental policy by winning elections for political office. In recent times many would argue that the Tory party have been trying to do the same thing. We will talk about the similarities and the differences between the two groups. However, political parties and pressure groups differ in respect of their organisations, functions and roles.
To what extent is there no real difference between the ideologies of the main political parties? In 1860, they still opposed slavery in the territories, but also called for a transcontinental railroad and free land to settlers. Well, technically, there's no such thing as an 'American wolf'. Conclusion Political Parties and Pressure groups work in conjunction with one another, in the sense that, there are many pressure groups which are led by the leaders of a political party, and in fact they work as an additional wing of the political party, For example, There are many trade unions and student unions working in India, which support a particular political party. It acts as a political unit that use the voting power to gain control over the government, lay down the policies and put the ideology into practice. Some experts say that this situation can spark trouble. Conversely, political parties are concerned with acquisition and retention of power. However under the coalition government university fees have risen to a maximum of £9000 a year.
This view is supported by a number of their policies and actions while in government. In this way it may well be the case that the parties are becoming much more like one-another, which begs the question as to whether they now have any real differences between them in terms of their ideologies. Most Republicans favor lower taxes and less government spending on social programs. They are accountable to people. Here are 10 huge differences in the party platforms: 1. It always directs its efforts towards the creation of a favourable environment for itself in which the voters can be favourably influenced to vote it to power. This made the party much more central or right wing depending on your point of view and so closer to the Conservative party.
Summary points on dif ference between Political Parties and Interest Groups Political parties and interest groups are groups of people that share similar views and ideas. Political parties focus on a larger variety of issues and aim at achieving power by winning the electoral process; conversely, interest groups have a narrower focus and do not participate in elections. Sadly, they are becoming more similar. As against this, a pressure group is an interest group. As a party originally formed as a breakaway from the Labour party one could imagine that the Lib Dems and the Tories would not get on, however they have formed a together which has lasted, and now share common views in several areas. Morality University of Virginia professor Jonathan Haidt has studied moral values of people on different parts of the political spectrum.
However, both have a political complexion while a political party plays politics by virtue of its profession; a pressure group does likewise for the sake of expediency. Activation, mobilisation, recruitment, socialisation and communication functions are performed by political parties in very large areas and on a very large scale. Every four years, parties consult with their members to establish a new platform based on majority viewpoints, but their identities do not change because of a change of position. Both engage in electioneering, raising money, highlighting issues and supporting candidates to influence the outcome of an election. In a situation like this, people on the right generally support the business owner while those on the left support the customers. So, could interest groups ever replace political party system within each state? The direct election of U. This is a move away from the traditional left-wing Labour party ideology the party being founded from trade unions and historically relying on their support.
For example the Liberal Democrats pledged before the 2010 general election that they would not increase tuition fees, indicating that it was one of their key beliefs. Because of this many would say these two parties are now becoming more and more similar as they move towards a common political position. Tradition, institutional religion and privatization of economy were considered the core values of the right-wing. In real life … it all becomes quite confused, since right wingers can become terribly moralistic, which means they want to impose individual beliefs on a community. It acts as a political unit that use the voting power to gain control over the government, lay down the policies and put the ideology into practice. When the party wins elections and comes into power, it translates the objectives so declared by it into the public policies. Republicans: Republicans mostly favor rapidly increasing the military budget and take hard lines against other countries like Iran.