Political Parties and Influence on State Government

Parties do not always hold the same views on everything; however, in many instances they do have similar views about the political status quo. There are a number of things that parties are expected to have at their disposal when they hold political conventions. This article will discuss what party has the most influence over the American government.


There is no party that does not hold a majority in most states’ party primaries. These parties usually have a monopoly, meaning they share nearly all of the power in state government. Many constitutional republics, such as Texas, have multiple parties. The Democrats were founded in 1828 as an anti-slavery party, and their first President was Andrew Johnson in 1835. The Republican Party was founded by James Madison in 1791 as the party of the Federalist’s; since that time, both parties have been represented by different individuals in different positions of political power.

In addition to holding a majority in the primary, there are several other things that a different party’s perspective can bring to the table. For instance, a party that is highly conservative and tends to be anti-liberal may have the opportunity to elect candidates who are more moderate on issues such as social issues and the environment. On the other hand, a party that is more liberal and tends to be more interventionist may have the ability to elect candidates who are more extreme on social issues and economics. Additionally, in some cases, one of these two parties will control both the governorship and legislature at the same time.

The party that holds the majority in both houses of congress are generally referred to as a coalition or two-party system. A three-party system, which includes two-party coalitions, is referred to as a three-party system. A four-party system is called a five-party system.

Because each party’s control of the legislature is tied to their ability to control the executive branch, many states have divided the legislature between the two major parties. This allows for the majority party to pass laws that are more conservative than the previous ones, but still allow the minority party to control many areas of the legislation. This is why a two-party system sometimes allows the minority party to govern, but not the majority. Both parties control the judicial branch; therefore, the judicial branch and the Supreme Court.

Parties, while not perfect, are representative of some of the biggest influences on the political status quo. They often work together to make sure that every American citizen has a say in how their government is run.