Merican Politics and Imperialism (US History)

Please answer each of the 3 questions separatly. Do not combined all 3 questions together into an essay.

1) MAJOR PARTIES How has America been able to function politically with just two major political parties? Explain.

2) MINOR PARTIES What has been the traditional role of minor political parties in U.S. History. Did the Populist Party fulfill that role? Explain.

3) EMPIRE What were the pros and cons of America having an empire from 1898 on? Explain