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Americans were becoming more and more concerned about corruption within the political process in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries==References==<div class="referencesText">#Hofstadter, Richard. These concerns contributed <em>The Age of Reform: From Bryan to the growth of Progressivism, a major reform movement of this eraF. One reform instituted by Progressives in many states was the direct primaryD. Until the advent of the direct primaryR</em>. New York, political parties usually chose their candidates in closed-door meetings or at political conventionsNY: Vintage Books, 1960. As a result of this process&nbsp;#Hofstadter, a few influential people were often able to manipulate the party's choice of candidatesRichard. Progressives believed that this process led to political corruption and kept elections from being truly democratic<em>The Progressive Movement, 1900-1915</em>. With a direct primary systemEnglewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, the voters chose for themselves who would represent their political party in the regular election1963.&nbsp; Wisconsin was the first state to implement the direct primary#McGerr, but other states soon followed its exampleMichael. <em>A Fierce Discontent: The Reverend Herbert Bigelow of Cincinnati was instrumental in gaining passage Rise and Fall of the direct primary Progressive Movement in OhioAmerica, which became law in 19061870-1920</em>. Ohio's direct primary law required a primary election for candidates running for stateNew York, countyNY: Free Press, and local elections2003.&nbsp;</div>[[Category:History Topics]] [[Category:The Progressive Era]][[Category:WIPGovernment and Politics]][[Category:Reform]]