Help Kids Understand the Birth of Political Parties

Donkey and ElephantBoth George Washington and John Adams despised the idea of political parties, but our two-party system took root during Washington’s administration anyway.

In these final days before the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions, share the story of party politics with young people. Take time to discuss around the dinner table, while driving on a long car trip, or during a rainy day at camp. The following article includes discussion questions to get even the quietest young person thinking and talking!