America Divided: A Nation Split by its Partisan Lines?
Part of „The Divided States of America“
Location: Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart, Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart
According to a Pew Research Center study, Americans have rarely been as divided along partisan lines as they currently are. However, the widening gap between Democrats and Republicans is not merely a short-term trend, as both parties were far more ideologically diverse a decade ago. Since Donald Trump took office, the political divide has greatly intensified and the gap between Democrats and Republicans continues to widen on issues regarding the role of government, racial equality, gender empowerment, and migration reform among others. How can Democrats and Republicans work together in a divided government and a perceived divided nation in the next two years? With a possible gridlock on the horizon after the midterm elections, it will be a difficult task to unify the country. Additionally, the 2020 presidential race is shaping up to be another game-changer internally and could potentially help amend the gap between the Democrats or the Republicans or separate them even further on opposite ends of a spectrum. Representatives of both the Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas will meet at the DAZ to take a stand on those significant issues.