Politics of the south is a phrase referring to the shape of politics in the southern United States. The south stands out as totally different compared to the other parts of USA. It has experienced the extreme best and worst of human life. It is known for: extreme poverty, isolation from the rest of the state. It is also known for its unique culture and history.
In a greater part of its history, the south has also been defined by rural life and plantation farming. Its dominance in slavery is due to use of slaves captured from the north to be used in these plantations. In matters of racial disparities, the white were the owners of property and were always considered superior.
In the political arena; it has had both good and bad presidential records. Of the first twelve presidents that the US had, the south produced nine, though this was before the civil war broke. Seven of these were born in Virginia, which is part of the south. After the civil war however, the south produced no president for a period of 100 years, until 1948. It is the only region that rose in war against the government. It produced great men like spokesman of the House; Sam Rayburn.
The south is famous for single-party politics. Prior to the civil war, there were only two domineering political parties; that is Whigs and democrats. The war however led to only the democrats dominating the political field. In the recent past however, it has been a stronghold of the dominant republicans. It is the only region in American Politics that has proven that it can vote as one unified region irrespective of democracy.
In the twentieth century, the south constantly brought to the senate great senators and representatives who headed influential committees. Its leaders are known for advocating for the construction of new infrastructure, improvement of the defense industry and facilitating disaster relief.
Today, the south embraces a lot of symbolism. They have a flag called the confederate flag that they use to identify themselves with the south- in terms of culture and rights-. They have tried to re-align their political history so that they move in line with the rest of the state; trying to move away from the past. They no longer rely on one party to make resilient their culture and tradition.
Despite much civilization in the twenty-first century where the south experienced rapid economic growth and political dominance (where it has produced five of the last eight presidents), it remains as much in the dark as in the past. Violence and manslaughter remains rooted here. The civilians argue that the slavery they perpetuate has biblical roots.