Your essay should be approximately 600-800 words (one to one and a half typed pages) and should thoroughly and completely address every aspect of the question you have chosen.
The two major American political parties have undergone major changes over time. What are the historical origins of the Democratic and Republican parties? How have the parties changed over their history? What is a party realignment? Describe two of these historic realignments and the impact it had on the two major parties of today.