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Political parties in the United States. Before the Revolution the two political parties in America were the Whigs and Tories. The latter favored royalty, and America were the Whigs and Tories. The latter favored royalty, and the former, including Sons of Liberty, Liberty Men, and Patriots, advocated independence. At the close of the Revolution the Whig party divided into Particularists,deralists. Since this, the history of the various political parties in the United States has been as follows: Principal parties. Federal, 1787-1816. Formednd otherwise; emancipation of slaves; prohibition of slavery throughout the United States; full citizenship to the emancipated slaves; Monroe doctrine; full payment the purpose of consolidating the various bodies of organized farmers in the United States, which had at different times and places formed since 1867, and known underphs, etc.; (7) direct vote of the people for President, Vice-President, and United States Senators. Second convention held at Cincinnati, May 19, 1891; thirty State
the chief parties, recognize and assume to legislate on all questions of national importance—viz., civil-service reform; woman's suffrage; free ballot; justice to the laboring classes; private interests as against monopolies; the general finances of the country; temperance, etc. Minor parties. Anti-federalist party. A continuation of the Particularists. See Democratic-Republican on page 235. Peace party, 1812-15 Composed of Democratic-Republicans and Federalists, mostly in New England. Opposed the War of 1812. See Hartford convention. Clintonians party, 1812 An offshoot of the Democratic-Republican party who opposed long terms of office, caucus nominations, a Virginia President, and an official regency. United with the Federalists. Nominated De Witt Clinton, of New York, for President. People's party, 1824 An offshoot of the Democratic-Republicans in New York, who favored the choosing of electors by the people instead of State legislatures. Supported W
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d their civil obligations subordinate to their fraternal, hence unworthy to hold office. See Morgan, William. National-Republican, 1828-34. The broad-construction wing of the Democratic-Republican party. For internal improvements, protection, and a United States bank; for dividing proceeds of land sales among States. Opposed to the spoils system. United to form the Whig party, 1834. Supported John Quincy Adams, 1828, and Henry Clay, 1832. Nullification party, 1831-33 A South Carolina party organized by Calhoun. See State of South Carolina. Liberal party, 1840-48 Founded at a national convention of abolitionists at Albany, N. Y., deriving additional strength from Whigs and Democrats. For the immediate abolition of slavery, and equal rights. Against the fugitive-slave clause of the Constitution. Nominated James G. Birney for President, 1839, and again in 1843. Withdrew their candidates and joined the Free-soil party in 1848. Free-soil party, 1848-54 Fo
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rty given the name of People's party. Third national meeting at St. Louis, Feb. 22, 1892. National convention for the nominating of President and Vice-President held at Omaha, July 4, 1892; James B. Weaver, of Iowa, nominated for President, and James G. Field, of Virginia, for Vice-President. United with the Democrats in 1896 and 1900 in nominating William J. Bryan. Socialist labor party. First national convention held in New York City, Aug. 28, 1892, and nominated Simon Wing, of Massachusetts, for President, and Charles H. Matchett, of Brooklyn, N. Y., for Vice-President. Nominated Charles H. Matchett in 1896. Joseph F. Malloney in 1900. National Democrats, 1896 Formed by Democrats who opposed free silver. Nominated John N. Palmer, of Illinois, for President; Simon B. Buckner, of Kentucky, for Vice-President. Silver Republican party. United with the Democratic party in nominating William J. Bryan for President. National party, 1896. For prohibition and fre
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Charles H. Matchett in 1896. Joseph F. Malloney in 1900. National Democrats, 1896 Formed by Democrats who opposed free silver. Nominated John N. Palmer, of Illinois, for President; Simon B. Buckner, of Kentucky, for Vice-President. Silver Republican party. United with the Democratic party in nominating William J. Bryan for President. National party, 1896. For prohibition and free silver. Nominated Charles E. Bentley, of Nebraska, for President; James H. Southgate, of North Carolina, for Vice-President. Name was changed to Liberty party in 1897. Middle-of-the-road, or Anti-fusion people's party In 1900 nominated Wharton Barker, of Pennsylvania, for President. Union reform party Nominated Seth H. Ellis, of Ohio, for President in 1900. Social Democratic Nominated Eugene V. Debs for President in 1900. United Christian party In 1900 nominated J. F. R. Leonard, of Iowa, for President. Local parties and political names. Abolitionists. Ab
places formed since 1867, and known under the general term of The Granger movement. This meeting was a success, and the consolidated body was called the Farmers' Alliance and industrial Union. Dec. 2, 1890, a national convention was held at Ocala, Fla.; thirty-five States and Territories were represented by 163 delegates: at this convention independent political action was decided upon, and a platform adopted embracing the following principles: (1) The abolition of the national banks, establ (7) direct vote of the people for President, Vice-President, and United States Senators. Second convention held at Cincinnati, May 19, 1891; thirty States and Territories represented with 1,418 delegates; at this convention the platform of Ocala, Fla., 1890, was heartily endorsed and the party given the name of People's party. Third national meeting at St. Louis, Feb. 22, 1892. National convention for the nominating of President and Vice-President held at Omaha, July 4, 1892; James B. Weav
ternal improvements; State banks; removal of deposits; sub-treasury; State rights; free-trade; tariff for revenue only; annexation of Texas; Mexican War; compromise of 1850; Monroe doctrine; Dred Scott decision; fugitive slave law; acquisition of Cuba; frugal public expense; free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. Opposed agitation of the slavery question in any form or place; coercion of the seceded States; the amelioration of the condition of the freed negroes; freedmen's bureau; Chinese immigration; strong government; opposes in general the policy of the other party in power. Whig party, 1834-54 Formed from a union of the National Republicans and disrupted Democratic-Republicans. Elected two Presidents: Harrison and Taylor. Favored non-extension of slavery; slavery agitation—i. e., right of petition and free circulation of anti-slavery documents; a United States bank; protective tariff; vigorous internal improvements; compromise of 1850. Opposed the Seminole War;
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ng at St. Louis, Feb. 22, 1892. National convention for the nominating of President and Vice-President held at Omaha, July 4, 1892; James B. Weaver, of Iowa, nominated for President, and James G. Field, of Virginia, for Vice-President. United with the Democrats in 1896 and 1900 in nominating William J. Bryan. Socialist labor party. First national convention held in New York City, Aug. 28, 1892, and nominated Simon Wing, of Massachusetts, for President, and Charles H. Matchett, of Brooklyn, N. Y., for Vice-President. Nominated Charles H. Matchett in 1896. Joseph F. Malloney in 1900. National Democrats, 1896 Formed by Democrats who opposed free silver. Nominated John N. Palmer, of Illinois, for President; Simon B. Buckner, of Kentucky, for Vice-President. Silver Republican party. United with the Democratic party in nominating William J. Bryan for President. National party, 1896. For prohibition and free silver. Nominated Charles E. Bentley, of Nebraska, for P
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Temperance, 1872. A national combination of local temperance organizations, became Prohibition party, 1876 For legal prohibition; female suffrage; direct Presidential vote; currency convertible into coin. Nominated James Black from Pennsylvania for President, 1872; Green Clay Smith, 1876; Neal Dow, 1880; John P. St. John, 1884; C. B. Fisk, 1888; John Bidwell, 1892; Joshua Levering, 1896; John G. Woolley, 1900. Greenback party, 1874 Became National Greenback Party, 1878; became Charles E. Bentley, of Nebraska, for President; James H. Southgate, of North Carolina, for Vice-President. Name was changed to Liberty party in 1897. Middle-of-the-road, or Anti-fusion people's party In 1900 nominated Wharton Barker, of Pennsylvania, for President. Union reform party Nominated Seth H. Ellis, of Ohio, for President in 1900. Social Democratic Nominated Eugene V. Debs for President in 1900. United Christian party In 1900 nominated J. F. R. Leonard, of Iowa
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the Democratic party in nominating William J. Bryan for President. National party, 1896. For prohibition and free silver. Nominated Charles E. Bentley, of Nebraska, for President; James H. Southgate, of North Carolina, for Vice-President. Name was changed to Liberty party in 1897. Middle-of-the-road, or Anti-fusion peopted J. F. R. Leonard, of Iowa, for President. Local parties and political names. Abolitionists. Abolitionists. Anti-renters. Anti-Rentism. Anti-Nebraska. Opposers of the Kansas-Nebraska bill, 1854. Barnburners. Barnburners. Bucktails. Democratic followers of Madison in 1816. Doughfaces. DoughNebraska bill, 1854. Barnburners. Barnburners. Bucktails. Democratic followers of Madison in 1816. Doughfaces. Doughfaces. Half-breeds. A term of contempt bestowed by the Stalwarts upon those who supported the administration of President Hayes and opposed the nomination of Grant for a third term, etc. Mugwumps. Hunkers. Barnburners. Independent Republicans.—Started in 1879 in opposition to Senator Conkling's leadership of the par
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