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.
This study is a highly readable account of the debate over the ratification of the Constitution and the subsequent formation of the Democratic-Republican Party, with special emphasis on both the disparate coalition that came together under the umbrella of "anti-federalism" and the enduring tradition of American political dissent that the author traces to the 1780s.
Later, it became the Democratic-Republican Party but split into two factions during the 1828 presidential campaign.
Jackson was also the first president nominated by the Democratic Party, which had evolved from the old Jeffersonian Democratic-Republican Party. The events of his inauguration symbolized the new Jacksonian era.
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.
Madison publicly broke with the Washington administration in 1791, and shortly thereafter formed the Democratic-Republican Party with Jefferson and James Monroe.
No other American president or political party has engendered the kind of ideological flexibility promoted by Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republican Party.
In the 1820s, the Democratic-Republican Party broke up and evolved into the--.
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