Third Parties

Third Parties in United States Third Parties Definition in Contract Law A term used to include all persons who are not parties to the contract, agreement, or instrument of writing by which their interest in the thing conveyed is sought to be affected. (…). But it is difficult to give a […]

State Legislatures

State Legislatures in the United States States vary in their approach to putting their legislatures online. Some have one page for the legislature as a whole, some have separate pages for the state senate and the state house of representatives or assembly, and some are unicameral. […]

John Young Mason

John Young Mason in the United States Life and Work John Young Mason (1799-1859), American political leader and diplomatist, was born in Greenesville county, Virginia, on the 18th of April 1799. Graduating at the university of North Carolina in 1816, he studied law in the famous Litchfield […]


Federalism in the United States In The Federalist Papers The first and most obvious approach The Federalist Papers used was a new definition of federalism. Having just won a revolution against an oppressive monarchy, the former American colonists were in no mood to replace it with another […]


Whip in the United States Introduction to Whip Whip, political party official in a legislative body. In each house of the United States Congress, a Democratic and a Republican whip assist the floor leaders of their respective parties. With the aid of assistants (all members of the […]


Primaries in the United States Primary Election: Types of Primaries Introduction to Primaries Primary elections differ depending upon the law in the state in which the election is being held. The most common form is the closed primary, in which voters must be registered members of the […]

Post-Election Audits

Post-Election Audits in the United States (Source: National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)) Post-election audits, or PEAs, are checks to ensure that equipment and voting procedures have worked properly and yielded a correct result. (…) Unlike an audit that is strictly focused […]

Political Party

Political Party in the United States Introduction The United States’ political parties have been a major source of constitutional change over the course of our political history, despite the fact that the Constitution makes no mention of political parties. In fact, most of the Framers were […]

Early Vote

Early Vote in the United States (Source: National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)) This type of convenience voting allows voters to cast a ballot in person by visiting an election office or another designated location before Election Day (some participants characterized no-excuse […]

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks in the United States Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (1816-1894), American politician and soldier, was born at Waltham, Massachusetts, on the 30th of January 1816. He received only a common school education and at an early age began work as a bobbin-boy in a cotton factory […]

Republican Party

Republican Party in the United States United States Constitution According to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, about its article titled REPUBLICAN PARTYThe Republican party was organized in response to the kansas-nebraska act (1854) , which allowed slavery in the Kansas and […]

Senate Membership

Senate Membership in the United States Senate: Membership Introduction to Senate Membership The Constitution requires a senator to be at least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen for at least nine years, and a resident of the state from which he or she is elected. It is more difficult to win […]

John F. Kerry

John F. Kerry in the United States Republican Party: Bush Reelection Introduction to John F. Kerry Bush was reelected in the 2004 presidential contest against Democrat John F. Kerry, and the Republican Party widened its majority in both the House and Senate. Although Bush’s approval ratings […]