Times are A-Changing: Development of the Two-Party System in Texas

For Texas, the 20th Century was a period of great political and social change. Although traditionally Texans votes were largely Democratic, during the 1960s the political spectrum in Texas began to reveal an interest in the platforms of Republican candidates as well as the more traditional Democratic candidates. Through the use of prior knowledge, archival footage of campaigns, and analysis of the events that led to the development of the two-party system, this lesson plan encourages students to contemplate the significance of these events and their long-term impact on the Texas political scene. It correlates with TEKS curriculum objectives for 7th grade Social Studies.
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