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Political Parties History
Law, politics, and culture evolve with the times. These stories show why.
The 2008 Election
In 2008, Barack Obama became America's first black presidentSome political scientists believe the 2008 election was a "realignment" election, fundamentally shifting the political map in the Democra...
Ross Perot and Third Parties
In 1992, independent presidential candidate Ross Perot mounted a credible challenge to the two major-party candidates, Bill Clinton and George BushPerot finished with 19% of the voteScholars disagr...
Primaries, Caucuses & Conventions
Conventions used to be chaotic events that actually decided each party's nominee for presidentCreation of the primary system gave voters, rather than party bosses, control over nominations and made...
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