Democratic-Republican Party


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a former major political party in the United States in the early 19th century

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The Democratic-Republican Party won because it maintained a high regard for the "public opinion" Hamilton scorned and pioneered the grubby mechanisms of electoral politics that we now take for granted: the mass distribution of tickets of candidates, the publication of party platforms, the use of the press to publicize candidates and their views.
Nine papers from the 2000 and 2001 United States Capitol Historical Society conferences on Congress in the 1790s focus on the end of the decade, when--in rapid succession--George Washington died, the federal government moved to Washington, DC, and the election of 1800 put Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republican party in charge of the federal government.
But the Dixiecrats' rebellion marked the beginning of a deep schism between the south and the Democratic Party, which traced its origins to the Democratic-Republican Party led by Thomas Jefferson of Virginia.
The party system was introduced during Washington's first term, and the two-party system came about as a result of the election in 1824 of John Quincy Adams, when the Democratic-Republican party split into two factions.
Later, it became the Democratic-Republican Party but split into two factions during the 1828 presidential campaign.
But they later became adversaries, parting ways politically -- Adams becoming the head of the Federalist Party, Jefferson founding the opposition Democratic-Republican Party -- and it was Jefferson who defeated Adams in his attempt to win re-election as president in 1800.
DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN PARTY: Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the Democratic-Republican Party favored a weak central government and strong state governments.
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