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organization that tries to influence gov. policy by promoting its ideas and backing candidates for office
opponents of a strong central government who campaigned against the ratification of the Constitution in favor of a confederation of independant states
(elections) more than half of the votes
a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
to provide people with money, to buy food and housing, and to put them back to work after the Great Depression, created by Franklin D. Roosevelt
(politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
elections in which voters in a state vote for a candidate (or delegates pledged to him or her). Most delegates to the national party conventions are chosen this way.
a primary in which only registered members of a particular political party can vote
a primary in which any registered voter can vote (but must vote for candidates of only one party)
a political party that takes clear, distinct stands on the issues and enacts them as policy when in office
A preliminary election in which voters nominate party candidates for office.
more votes than any other candidate
a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
third parties that arise in response to issues of popular concern which have not been addressed by the major parties
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