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Political Gap Continues to Grow

America has been divided by political parties before, but never as severely as it is  now. Recently, politics have caused people to take to the streets and voice their opinion, with some instances inciting violence.

The divide between parties has been growing for some time. One thing continuing to divide the parties is personal attacks on the opposing candidates and their families, which show a shift in the way politics is traditionally structured. In the 2020 Election this was very apparent. According to npr, this was shown when former President Trump attacked President Biden about his son, Hunter, at the first presidential debate saying, “He was thrown out, dishonorably discharged, for cocaine use”.  

One thing continuing to divide the parties is personal attacks on the opposing candidates and their families, which show a shift in the way politics is traditionally structured

 

Additionally, more controversial subjects have started to become a point of argument in politics such as race, gender identity and many more, according to governing.com. Supporting certain groups of people and their rights has become a matter of political identity rather than human compassion, which can lead to issues for these groups. Politicians have been putting too much energy and time into tearing down the other side rather than solely focusing on the American people

Additionally, more controversial subjects have started to become a point of argument in politics such as race, gender identity and many more

Younger generations like teens and young adults have now taken more of a stand on political issues and within the parties, making these issues spread on social media, which has contributed to the igniting of the political climate. As younger people get involved the parties will only become more separated and toxic as people become more set in their beliefs. 

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