Choose these two third parties. Libertarian and The Independent Party. Explore their sites and answer the questions below.

Directions
For each of the two parties you’ve chosen, answer all of the following questions:

What is the name of party?
How did the party get started?
What is the basic philosophy of this party? What does it stand for?
What are three current political issues of importance to this party? Give specific, well-developed examples.
Does this party hold regular conventions?
Did this party run a candidate for president in the most recent presidential election? Who was it?
Is there a chapter of this party in your local community? If not, is there one for your state?
Do you think that minor parties such as these have any influence in American politics? If so what is it?
Would you consider voting for this party or joining it? Explain your reasoning?