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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Politics of the United States takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of the United States is head of state, head of government, and of a two-party legislative and electoral system.
State legislators began to enact tough laws that made it harder for minor political parties to run candidates for office by requiring a high number of petition signatures from citizens and decreasing the length of time that such a petition could legally be circulated.
State parties exist in all fifty states, though their structures differ according to state law, as well as party rules at both the national and the state level.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=American_politician   (5618 words)

 United States Federalist Party - Wikinfo
Alexander Hamilton was the intellectual leader of the party, whose work in the Federalist papers made clear a preference for a strong, central United States government.
The primary opposition to the Federalist Party was the Democratic-Republican Party, otherwise known as the "Anti-Federalists".
The Federalist Party opposed the War of 1812 and decided to exercise their state rights not to be involved in the war under the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=United_States_Federalist_Party   (796 words)

 The Ultimate Democratic Party (United States) - American History Information Guide and Reference
The Party is currently (as of 2005) the minority party in both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, as well as in governorships and state legislative seats.
Of the two major U.S. parties, the Democratic Party is to the left of the Republican Party, though its politics are not as consistently leftist as the traditional social democratic and labor parties in much of the rest of the world.
In the early 20th century, the traditional symbol of the Democratic Party in Midwestern states such as Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio was the rooster, as opposed to the Republican eagle.
www.historymania.com /american_history/United_States_Democratic_Party   (4001 words)

 United States Greenback Party Information
The Greenback Party (also known as the Independent Party, the National Party, and the Greenback-Labor Party) was an American political party that was active between 1874 and 1884.
It was established as a political party whose members were primarily farmers financially hurt by the Panic of 1873.
The party's influence declined quickly, and after 1884 it was no longer a force in American politics.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/United_States_Greenback_Party   (296 words)

In parliamentary systems of government, most political parties have an elected leader who, if his or her party is elected by absolute majority, or with a relative majority within the coalition where tradition is thus, becomes head of government.
One right wing coalition party and one left wing coalition party is the most common ideological breakdown in such a system but in two-party states political parties are traditionally catch all parties which are ideologically broad and inclusive.
Political parties are often considered on a political spectrum.
www.gogosearch.com /wiki/Political_party   (1322 words)

 Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics
Green Party of the United States - part of a larger, international movement dedicated to ecological improvement, democracy, non-violence, and justice in society, includes party documents, lists of contacts and publications.
Independent American Party -- wants to "...promote respect for life, liberty and property; strong traditional families; patriotism; and individual, state and national sovereignty -- with a strong reliance on the Declaration of Independence and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America -- by petition to God and by political and educational means."
New Party - hopes to "return the government of the U.S. to the people of the U.S.," includes general information about the party, a copy of their new Constitution, and reports on the status of society and their party's goals.
www.twyman-whitney.com /apgovpol/parties.htm   (769 words)

 United States Libertarian Party - Wikinfo
The party advocates limiting the government as much as possible, within the framework of the United States Constitution.
As in any political party, there is some internal disagreement about the platform, and not all the party's supporters advocate its complete implementation, but most think that the USA would benefit from most of the Libertarian Party's proposed changes.
Members of third parties often complain that the U.S. electoral system is biased against third parties by first-past-the-post voting and, in many states, by onerous ballot access laws.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=United_States_Libertarian_Party   (5152 words)

 Politics1 - Guide to American Political Parties
The party ran nuclear physicist John Hagelin as the NLP Presidential nominee in 1992 (ballot status in 32 stares - 39,000 votes - 0.04%), 1996 (ballot status in 44 states - 7th place - 110,000 votes - 0.1%) and 2000 (ballot status in 39 stares - 7th place - 83,000 votes - 0.08%).
Marxist political organizer James Harris was the SWP Presidential nominee in 1996 (ballot status in 11 states - 8,500 votes - 0.01%) and 2000 (ballot status in 14 states - 7,378 votes - 9th place - 0.01%).
Marxist political organizer and journalist Róger Calero was the SWP Presidential nominee in 2004 -- ballot status in 14 states - 10,791 votes - 9th place - 0.01% -- even though he was constitutionally ineligible as a foreign citizen living in the US as a Permanent Resident Alien.
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 The History Guy: United StatesPolitical Parties
Of the main parties in American politics, this is the more conservative of the two.
The party of Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt, Kennedy and Clinton, the Democrats are the more liberal of the two main American parties.
The so-called Third Parties in the American political landscape usually sit in the shadow of the dominant Democratic and Republican parties.
www.historyguy.com /Politicalparties.html   (953 words)

 Political Parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Republican Party was established in the 1850s by Abraham Lincoln and others who opposed the expansion of slavery.
Minor political parties, referred to as third parties, occasionally form in the United States, but their candidates are rarely elected to office.
Third parties often call attention to an issue that is of interest to the voters but that has been neglected by government.
www.usembassy.dk /IntroUS/Government/PoliticalParties.htm   (133 words)

 Political Parties in the United States – Whig Party - List of Items - MSN Encarta
Political Parties in the United States Whig Party - List of Items - MSN Encarta
Political Parties in the United States Whig Party
The Whig political party was formed in the United States between 1834 and 1836 in an effort to unify opposition to President Andrew Jackson and the...
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 US Political Parties – Web Listings
It is the younger of the two major U.S. political parties, and the second oldest active political...
Political Parties and Youth Organizations in the United States of America · Contacting National Political Parties National Political Index...
If you know a political party or youth organization with a home page which is not listed here yet, or if you have any comments in general, please mail me at...
www.business.com /directory/government_and_trade/by_country/united_states/politics/political_parties/weblistings.asp   (543 words)

 Digg - Pirate Party added as a US Political Party
A name like "Copyright Reform Party" would signal that they were interested in changing the definition of piracy: from the average American copying a music CD to a professional DVD printing facility producing thousands of pirated DVDs per hour.
Well the Swedish Pirate Party most definitely exists, the question is whether this is just someone who has no serious political ambitions at all and only wants their 15 seconds of web fame or if they are actually serious.
In any case, in the two party system you call democracy in the United States where no one else has a chance it doesn't really matter which case it is. At best they will be something that is made fun of by some talk show.
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 The History of Political Parties in the United States
Although the freedom to create new political parties exists, no other party has been able to gain the support they need to develop.
Despite their objections, many of these men found themselves affiliated with a political party during their careers in government.
From 1796 to 1828 the first political parties were formed.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_34_26.html   (392 words)

 Internet Public Library: Political Parties (United States)
The ARP split from the Reform Party in 1997; their platform includes elimination of the national debt and a simplified tax code.
"The Communist Party USA is an organization of activists in labor and all the people's movements," and advocates the replacement of capitalism with socialism in the United States.
"The Democratic Party has a long and proud history of representing and protecting the interests of working Americans and guaranteeing personal liberties for all." The party is the oldest in the United States.
www.ipl.org /div/subject/browse/law30.10.20   (921 words)

 Political Resources on the Net - USA (I)
Political Resources on the Net - USA (I) United States of America (1:5 Parties)
Political Parties and Youth Organizations in the United States of America
Royalist Party of America A party whose goal is to change the USA to a constitutional monarchy
www.politicalresources.net /usa1.htm   (184 words)

 US National Political Parties & Organizations
NOTE: Not really a link to a particular party but lots of info on women who are running or whom the site feels have "commander-in-chief credibility".
NOTE: Not really a link to a particular party but lots of info on Third Parties and the electoral process in general.
Third Parties '96 An alliance of 26 third parties.
www.greyhawkes.com /ps/parties.html   (104 words)

 CyberSleuth Kids.com: A K-12 Homework Helper and Directory
The Republican Party, often called the GOP is one of the two major political parties in the United States
A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is formally recognized by a country's government as their state's official national song
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal campaign and fund-raising organization affiliated with the United States Democratic Party.
cybersleuth-kids.com /sleuth/new/new14-1.htm   (250 words)

 Political Science Resources/United States Politics
Presidential by county: 1920+, presidential primary by state: 1916-24, 1972+; Congressional district by district: 1832+; gubernatorial by county: 1970+
Political profiles of individual Members of Congress with brief election data, lobby group ratings, key votes in the 105th Congress, and campaign finances
Listing of pork barrel appropriations for by subject and state
www.lib.umich.edu /govdocs/psusp.html   (4108 words)

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