CLEP American Government
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Bipartisan Campaign Reform
Statement in Constitution that individuals have the freedom to engage in religious practices
Went into effect 2004; put limits on gifts to political action committees. Now candidates have increasingly appealed to voters for small donations.
During the period from 1976 to 1824, This party was lead by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. They wanted a stronger national government that would rectify the pitfalls of the Articles of Confederation. Their supporters held a stronghold in New England and the Middle Colonies, as well as urban centers of commerce and manufacturing.
A splinter party formed by former Republican President Theodore Roosevelt and his followers after the Republican's party's leaders refused to grant the presidential nomination to Roosevelt in 1912 splitting the Republican vote and allowing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to win.