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US Political Parties History

US Political Parties History
This section  contains articles on the evolution and history of the American political parties and important historical events in US history that contributed to their formation and evolution. This selection of  articles provide interesting facts and information about US Political Parties History in a simplified format that is ideal for kids, schools and homework.

US Political Parties History
The history of the US Political Parties begins with the significance of Shays Rebellion that led publication of the Federalist papers and the formation of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist parties. A useful history timeline provides a simple summary of  when the US political parties emerged and the origins, founders and history of each of the US political parties. There are also detailed articles on the major US Political Parties history  including facts and important information about the Independent Party, the Federalists, the Anti-Federalists, the emergence of the Republicans, an explanation of the Democratic-Republican Party, the National Republicans, the Whigs, National Union Party, the Free Soil Party and the Democrats.

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US Political Parties History: The Political Parties in the United States
The following articles provide the history of the government and Political Parties in the United States in simple terms that are ideal for kids, schools and a helpful educational resource.

US Political Parties History: The Political Parties in the United States

Formation of the Political Parties

Discover the history, development and formation of the first political parties.

History of the Political Parties in the U.S.

The definition and history of the Independent party, the Federalists, the Democratic-Republicans, the Whigs, the Democrat and the Republican parties.

Timeline U.S. Political Parties

Simple History Timeline detailing the dates and information about the emergence of the major parties with a table detailing the presidents and their political affiliations

Federalists and the Anti-Federalists

The formation and history of the Federalist and the Anti-Federalist Parties

Democratic-Republican Party

The history and formation of the Democratic-Republican Party, its leaders and their beliefs and the origin of the name

National Republican Party

The Democratic-Republican Party split into two factions, one group was the short-lived National Republican Party, led by Henry Clay

The Whig Party

Discover the origins and history of the Whig Party, its leaders, their beliefs and the demise of the party over the issue of slavery.

The Democratic Party

The origins, history and symbol of the Democratic Party, the influence of Andrew Jackson on the Democrat political system.

Free Soil Party

The Free Soil Party sought the abolishment of slavery and for the new territories acquired by the United States to be free states.

The Republican Party

The origins, history and symbol of the Republican Party

US Political Parties History: Important Background Information

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers promoted the nature of a republican government.

Shays Rebellion

Read the History of Shays Rebellion which was led by Daniel Shays

Causes of Shays Rebellion

The history, reasons and causes of the rebellion

Significance of Shays Rebellion

It raised crucial questions regarding the relationship of citizens to their government and resulted in the formation of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Parties

US Political Parties History: The Political Parties in the United States

US Political Parties History: Shays Rebellion
Shays Rebellion, led by Daniel Shays, was politically significant and contributed to the publication of the Federalist Papers and the formation of the early United States Political Parties - the Federalists and Anti-Federalists .

US Political Parties History: Formation of the Political Parties
The history of the Formation of the early Political Parties in American history and the emergence of the political factions referred to as the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists and the Democrat-Republican parties.

US Political Parties History: US Political Parties History
This article describes the rise and fall of the early parties who featured in in US politics. Discover facts and information about the emergence of the Federalist Party and their opponents in the Anti-Federalist Party who eventually became the Democratic-Republicans. The history of the National Republicans who emerged as the Whig party and the rise of the American two party system of the Democrat and Republican parties who now have power in the modern politics of the United States of America.    

US Political Parties History: Timeline U.S. Political Parties
The history Timeline of U.S. Political Parties starting with the Independent political party and the establishment of the Constitution, the emergence of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists who became the Democratic-Republican Political Party. The history of the National Republican party who became the Whig political party and finally the history timeline and dates relating to the rise of the two party political system of the Democrats and Republicans.

US Political Parties History: The Federalist Political Party
Learn about the Federalists the first American political party  formed by Alexander Hamilton, John Adams and Gouverneur Morris and their beliefs in nationalism and industrialization. The opponents were Anti-Federalists, later known as the Democratic-Republican Party led by Thomas Jefferson.

US Political Parties History: Democratic-Republican Party (Anti-Federalists and Jeffersonian Republicans)
This article details the history of the Anti Federalists who became known as the Democratic-Republican political party (sometimes referred to as the the Jeffersonian Republicans) who were led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

US Political Parties History: The Democratic Party
The history and origins of the Democratic party date back to the ideals of Thomas Jefferson but the founder of the modern Democratic Party was Andrew Jackson.  In 1828 the Democratic-Republican supporters of Andrew Jackson dropped the word "Republican" from their name and simply called themselves Democrats.

US Political Parties History: The Whig Party (National Republicans)
This article details the history of the Whig Party that was formed in 1832 by opponents of Andrew Jackson and the policies of the Democratic Party. Originally called National Republicans, members consisted of nullifiers, anti-masons and as advocates of a national banking system. The fall of the Whig party in the 1850s was due to conflicts between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions and many Whigs joined the new Republican Party.

US Political Parties History:The Free Soil Party & the National Union Party
The Free Soilers and the National Union Party was the forerunners to the Republican Party to further the beliefs of national interest above sectional interests and states' rights. The National Union Party was organized in 1854 in opposition to the extension of slavery. Later, the 'National Union Party' changed its name to the Republicans.   

US Political Parties History: The Republican Party
Republican Party, originally known as the National Union Party, was formed in 1854 to oppose the extension of slavery by opponents to the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act.

US Political Parties Historyfor Kids - Video of the American Presidents
The article on the United States provides an overview of the US Political Parties. The following video will give you important facts and dates about the leaders of the US Political Parties and the successive governments - the Presidents of America.

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