Write an essay in which you demonstrate
    your understanding of what was, perhaps, the most important extra-constitutional development in
    American political history, viz., the creation of permanent political parties. Specifically,
    Illuminate 1) the founders three arguments for a non-partisan political system, and
    2) their reason for not banning political parties in spite of these arguments.
    Discuss Martin Van Burens three-part defense of permanent, two-party competition.
    Provide the late 19th
    -century reformers (i.e., the Mugwumps) 1) critique of political
    parties and 2) their proposed remedy for the problem you just identified.
    Explain 1) how the Progressives critical view of political parties differed from that of the
    late 19th
    -century reformers, 2) the reform that the Progressives proposed, 3) the degree to
    which the Progressives were successful in implementing that reform, and 4) when it was
    that the Progressives proposed reform was fully realized.
    Explain Michael Nelsons view of the Progressives success in this regard. (Nelson
    wrote The Case for the Current Presidential Nominating Process.)
    Why might Joe McGinnis (author of The Selling of the President, 1968) disagree with

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