Political Science | Tea Party Politics
Y200 | 32709 | Faber


Grassroots opposition movements have been a part of the American
political tradition since the colonial days, though sometimes it is
difficult to distinguish truly popular resistance from that which is
elite-manufactured.  In this course we will briefly examine several
political opposition movements, beginning with demonstrations for
independence in the 1770s, as we discuss the history of American
grassroots politics.  The second part of the course will focus on
the Tea Party movement during the 2010 elections, and what it means
going forward in the 2012 election cycle.