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Whig Party Timeline
7 months ago
Party captured the White House
In 1852, as slavery’s expansion became a big issue in American politics, the Whigs suffered a drastic decline in popularity. It could not cope effectively or persuasively with the Compromise of 1850.
Political opponents of Andrew Jackson organized a new party to contest Jacksonian Democrats.
Whig Party dies out of the White House
Whig party unravels into two types: "Conscience" (antislavery) Whigs and "Cotton" (proslavery) Whigs
Whig Party "Hot" Period
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