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Posted by on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:57pm.

without our two great political parties cutting across economic and geogaphic interests, democracy as we know it could never have been made to function. "the author of this statement probably meant to suggest that
a) an important feature of the us political system is the broadly based appeal of the two political parties
b) each polotical party appeals toa different social class
c) only a two party system can function in a democrazy
d) political parties in the united states tend to represent sectional interest
e) there is no significant difference between the democratic and republican parties

i really think that the answer is d

  • social studies - , Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:58pm

    You need to reevaluate the meaning of this: "cutting across economic and geogaphic interests" -- please reconsider.

  • social studies - , Monday, February 9, 2009 at 10:05pm

    so the answer could be b right

  • social studies - , Monday, February 9, 2009 at 10:06pm

    the answers is b proffesor

  • social studies - , Monday, February 9, 2009 at 10:25pm

    The answer is not b and not c. It seems to me that you're just guessing -- or you don't understand the meaning of "cutting across economic and geogaphic interests"

  • social studies - , Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 1:06pm

    The answer is a. "Cutting across economic and geographic interests", means that both parties have support in all regions of the country and among all classes of people. By constantly adjusting their policies to try to appeal to a majority of voters, they have managed to survive over 150 years while no third party has managed to elect a president, or win a significant number of seats in congress. This does not happen in most parliamentary democracies that often have to be governed by coalitions of parties from different areas and interests.

    The government of Canada has been split regionally and by language for over a century. The western provinces have seldom participated in the governing coalition.

  • social studies - , Monday, June 13, 2011 at 11:15am

    Without our two great political parties cutting across economic and geographic interests, democracy as we know it could never have been made to function." The author of this statement probably meant to suggest that

  • social studies - , Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:10am

    the answer is A) an important feature of the U.S political system is the broadly based appeal of the two political parties

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