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Name:

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Date:  ________  
Dem ocrats V s Republicans Period:  _______  

Instructions:  Research  only  your  assigned  party’s  platform  for  each  of  the  following  issues.  

Democratic  Party   Republican  Party  

• Taxes     • Taxes  
     
   
   
• Military  spending/national  defense     • Military  spending/national  defense    
   
   
   
• Gay  marriage/  LBTQ  rights   • Gay  marriage/  LBTQ  rights  
   
   
   
• Abortion  /  sanctity  of  life   • Abortion  /  sanctity  of  life  
   
   
   
• Government  regulation  of  business   • Government  regulation  of  business  
   
   
   
• Medicare  /  healthcare  policy   • Medicare  /  healthcare  policy  
   
   
   
• Immigration   • Immigration  
   
   
   
• Gun  control  laws   • Gun  control  laws  
   
   
   
• Climate  change  /  environmental   • Climate  change  /  environmental  
regulation   regulation  
   
   
   
   
• Welfare  /  poverty   • Welfare  /  poverty