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First Roman Catholic president

John F Kennedy

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Amendment abolished poll taxes

Twenty-four Amendment

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Election held to fill elective office

General election

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Petition, independent announcement, caucus, convention, direct convention

Nominating candidates

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First state to use direct primary current office holder

Wisconsin

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Another word for blanket primary

Wide open primary

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Nomination method used at the local level municipal offices in small communities and non-partisan school posts

Petition

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Won the presidency although the only campaigning done was from his home

William Mckinley

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Amendment gave voting rights to all male citizens regardless of the color

Fifteenth Amendment

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Refers to the ability of a ranking candidate to draw voters to choose other lower candidates of the same party

Coattail Effect

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Paid radio or television advertisement

Spot

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Location in a specific precinct where residents go to vote

Polling place

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Amendment gave voting rights to 18 years old

Twenty-sixth Amendment

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Amendment gave voting right to woman

Nineteenth Amendment

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What Andrew Jackson called Henry Clay becoming John Adams secretary of state

Corrupt bargain

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First person to be elected to a major office by write-in

Storm Thurmond

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Primary in which voters must be registered as members of one party and must vote accordingly

Closed primary

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Primary which voters do not have to declare any party membership

Open primary

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Current office holder

Incumbent

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Describe what the National Voter Registration Act provided for

It made it easier to vote
Allows people to register to vote when getting a driver's license, renewing a driver's license, or while at the welfare office, state employment office or other social agency

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Explain the difference hard money and soft money

Hard money is money raised for a specific candidate in federal elections and spent according to federal laws
Soft money is money raised apart from federal regulations and given to local, state, and national party organizations to be used for party-building activities