Overall, it is clear that although the parties of the Third Party System remain intact today, their policy platforms have constituents have changed. Over time, as new issues and policy implementations arise, support for specific parties begins to shift. This is evident in the 1930’s with the promotion and implementation of the New Deal, and again in the 1960’s as many domestic issues, most of which are social, began to take root in the political sphere. After both of which, there is a large shift in party platforms and policy stances, as well as a major shift in party support.
- First Party System 1792-1824
- Second Party System 1828-1854
- Third Party System 1854-1890
- Current Party System