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Being on the good side of particularly popular politicians is important because they can recruit even more support with their connection. These are just some of the ways that American politics in the twentieth century was influenced by interest groups. The role of interest groups continues to grow as America is becoming even more pluralist. The framers of the Constitution predicted that organized interests would always attempt to influence policy and politics in America. They even developed a system of government that takes organized interests into, and allows interests to weigh in on policy making in many different ways.
Political parties also allow America to sustain a democratic form of government, in which the people have a voice that matters. The formation of political parties has contributed to America becoming a democracy and has helped to ensure that America does not develop into a dictatorship. Therefore, political parties are beneficial for American politics and have a positive impact on society by uniting and organizing Americans with similar political viewpoints, mobilizing voters, and striving to maintain a democracy to protect America from a dictatorship. One reason political parties have a positive effect on American politics is that they unite and organize Americans that share similar viewpoints on a variety of political issues. Political parties allow Americans to select a party that demonstrates their personal values/beliefs and articulates their views on ways to overcome the issues facing America.
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