The purpose of the spoils system in American politics of the 19th century was to ensure a partisan power base for office holders and reward political party allies, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. By purging pol... More »

Andrew Jackson's spoils system was a deliberate policy after he became president to remove federal employees he considered to be political opponents and replace them with his own supporters. The term justifying Jackson's... More »

The spoils system, in which political leaders give out jobs to their loyal supporters after entering office, has the benefit of ensuring enthusiastic support through the election, but it has the drawback of questionable ... More »

The word "nonpartisan," sometimes written "non-partisan," means not biased, particularly toward a political party. In order to curtail the influence of political parties, the United States holds nonpartisan local electio... More »

A plank is a political party's declarations regarding the candidates' opinions, goals and plans for addressing the important issues in society. Planks are used to clearly define a party platform, and they help voters hav... More »

To change your political party registration, fill out a new voter registration form, and select a new political party. Then, submit the voter registration form online, by mail or in person. More »

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Internal politics are a system of social networking and usage of power within the workplace or an organization. Internal politics, or office politics, affect everything from controlling the radio to getting a promotion o... More »