CLEP American Government
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Interest Groups such as businesses and unions establish PACs to channel money to political candidates and parties to support their causes.
The Fourteenth Amendment principle requires state government to respect all civil liberties guaranteed to a person under the Constitution and US law, such as protection of citizens from being sent to prison without a trial. In addition to respecting all legal rights given to a citizen under the law, due process also means that the government cannot take away people's rights until due process has been applied.
Formerly known as the Anti-Federalist, this party lead by Thomas Jefferson advocated states rights pressing the causes of the common people and agrarian interest. Dominated the political arena until the Civil War.
Party members can only vote for candidates in their party/Voters can vote for any candidate