American Parties From The Civi


This essay conains American party systems from the end of George Washington’s first term as president through the Civil War. Included are the creations, the building up of, and sometimes the break down of the various parties. As well as the belief in which the parties stood for.
The Origins of the Democratic Party
In colonial politics tended to organize and electioneer in opposition to the policies of royal, mercantile, banking, manufacturing, and shipping interests. Agrarian interests later become a principal source of support for the Democratic Party. Many of the colonies had so-called Country parties opposing the Court parties in the 18th century.
Before the end of the first ...

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urban immigrants and was in favor of minimum government, maximum liberty, alliance with France, and easy credit for debtors. In 1792 he and Madison allied with New York's Governor George Clinton, creating the first political coalition between Northern and Southern politicians.
After Jefferson’s reelection of 1804, Federalist strength tended to decline everywhere except in New England. The majority of practicing politicians, mostly those in the new states of the West, called themselves Jeffersonians. New issues associated with the economic development of the West and the growing number of urban workers in the East demanded attention. The administrations (1817-25) of James Monroe were referred to as the Era of Good Feelings, meaning that there were no real party divisions; in fact, the Jeffersonians dominated the period.
This situation ended with a split among the Democratic- Republicans in 1824.

Democratic Party
This American political party was founded around Thomas ...

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frame of mind, a set of attitudes that included belief in a strong and activist central government, public credit, the promotion of commerce and industry, and strict neutrality in the French Revolutionary Wars. Opposition arose on all these points and became largely organized around James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Federalists began to adopt the tactics of the opposition Democratic-Republicans in response to attacks on Jay's Treaty with Britain (1794). Although parties were widely regarded as inimical to free government, and although Washington, Hamilton, and Adams deplored their rise (together with the tendency toward a North versus South and pro-British versus pro-French polarization ...

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