Political Parties During The Civil War



There are many political parties in the U.S. to day. The
republican and the Democratic Party are the main ones everybody knows about.
But I'm going to talk about the Republican Party. Founded by a
coalition in 1854, the coalition was composed of former members of the Whig,
Free-Soil, and Know-Nothing parties, along with Northern Democrats who were
dissatisfied with their party's conciliatory attitude on the slavery issue.
The early Republicans were united in their opposition to extending slavery
into the Western territories. In 1856 they nominated John Charles Frémont
for the presidency. He won about a third of the popular vote, but alienated
many potential supporters by his failure ...

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(1861-1865).
The Civil War and the Reconstruction period that followed gave the
Republican Party a solid core of strength and permanence. Republicans
controlled most elective offices in the Northern states during the war, and
for a generation afterward they were able to make full use of patriotic
fervor to denounce the Democrats as traitors and friends of the South. This
was an effective campaign tactic. “Waving the bloody shirt” against the
South and the Democrats united all Republicans behind their memories of the
great crusade to save the Union.
The Democratic Party remained strong, however, and the Republicans
were also troubled by internal dissension. In the early 1860s moderate and
radical Republicans quarreled bitterly over their war aims, even as they
fought together against their common Democratic enemy. Radicals wanted to
use the war to end slavery and, to some degree, to reshape the society and
power structure of the South. The moderates agreed on the abolition ...

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