The forerunners to the Republican party are the anti-Federalists who were the corpus of the anti-administration faction of the Washington administration. Washington insisted there be no political parties during his administration so Congress split into the anti-administration faction and the pro-administration faction made up of Federalists. In 1790, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison formally organized the Democratic-Republican party and in 1794, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams began the Federalist party. Around 1828 - 1830, the Democratic-Republican party split into the Democratic party and the National Republican party, who was joined by the now defunct Federalist party members. The National Republican party became the Whig party. In 1854, the Whig party split into the American/No-nothing party and, joined by War Democrats and a few Bourbon Democrats, became today's Republican party. By today's standards, the Republicans were the liberal political element and the Democrats were the conservative political element. By WW II, however, the switch in alignment was almost complete so that the two parties more or less look like they do today.
Prior to the start of the Civil War, the states of the United States had many disagreements over the antislavery debate. A document was created to alleviate the stress between the states. It was called the Missouri Compromise of 1820, and it... read more
by Charles James 6 years ago
I am not an American, but what goes on in the USA is important to the world.Lincoln was a Republican and freed the slaves. One would expect black Americans to generally vote Republican. But they don't.How did this come about?
by Brenda Durham 5 years ago
Where is it?and What is it?Is it now the Activist Party?The Homosexual Party?The Vengeance Party?The Obama Worshippers Party?There seems to be little semblance left of what it used to be. Before 2008, it still held to at least SOME core moral values and SOME sense of manners. ...
by SportsBetter 6 years ago
Are Democrats and Republicans the same party?If you look at the facts, you can see many similarities between Republicans and Democrats. One is they both get funding from Goldman Sachs. Why would the same people fund both parties? Both parties agree with The Federal Reserve printing money, going...
by movingout 6 years ago
As an Independent, I have voted for Republicans and Democrats. I feel we need a true two party system to help rebuild this great country. But instead, I see a divided Republican Party! We have the "true Conservative Republicans (which I have voted for in the past), being replaced by this...
by crankalicious 5 months ago
Note: this forum is the direct result of a conservative poster's implication through a single example on facebook of a anti-conservative pedophile posting, that Democrats are linked to pedophiles.So, given the revelations in Pennsylvania of 300 conservative priests molesting children with over...
by Credence2 6 years ago
I am taken back to the site 'unskewed polls' where the conservatives were saying that the mainstream polling system was unfairly skewed in favor of Mr. Obama. So, I bet I could not find them now anywhere among all the bits and bites of the internet. Maybe you guys can add to this most interesting,...
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