Divided Government

Prediction

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Fun Fact

Definition

Governance divided between the parties, as when one holds the presidency and the other controls one or both houses of Congress.

Sentence

In 2016, Americans voted against divided government, giving Republicans control of the executive and the legislative branch.

Example

In U.S., Preference for Divided Government Lowest in 15 Years

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Question(s)

  1. Do we have divided government right now?

  2. Americans very often vote for divided government. Why do you think that is?

  3. What is one benefit of having divided government?

  4. If Donald Trump continues to be such an unpopular president do you think the American people will vote for a divided government in 2018 midterm elections?