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The First Party System: Federalists (Hamilton) vs. Democratic-Republicans (Jefferson)
The Democrats and Whigs During Jackson’s presidency, the Democratic party was born Many voting requirements were eliminated for adult, white males Martin Van Buren was the architect of the party Whigs – Henry Clay! – formed in opposition to Jackson
The Two Republican Eras: Republican Party formed in the 1850s – opposed the expansion of slavery Favored high tariffs, internal improvements, and gold standard
The New Deal Coalition: The Great Depression and New Deal shifted party loyalties Democrats favored increased government involvement New Deal Coalition: Those that began to vote Democratic included: Those living in cities, unions, poor individuals, blacks, etc. The Great Society continued ideas of the New Deal and added civil rights legislation
Southern Realignment: Since Nixon’s 1968 election, most often a single party does NOT control the White House and both houses of Congress Political dealignment: Idea that many people are moving away from the two political parties
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