Democratic-Republican Party

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Democratic-Republican Party

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A political party in the United States that was opposed to the Federalist Party and was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1792 and dissolved in 1828.

Democratic-Republican Party

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(Historical Terms) US history the antifederalist party originally led by Thomas Jefferson, which developed into the modern Democratic Party

Democrat′ic-Repub′lican Par`ty


n.
a U.S. political party opposed to the Federalist Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1792.
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Noun1.Democratic-Republican Party - a former major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; opposed the old Federalist party; favored a strict interpretation of the constitution in order to limit the powers of the federal government
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Traditionally, the 1848 campaign has been seen as the beginning of the end of the Jacksonian party system, with the long-delayed irruption of the slavery question into mainstream American politics.
Discrediting barriers to presidential ambition erected by the Jacksonian party organization, they appealed to the partisan public in novel ways, and moved to dominate the conduct of party campaigns.
Jacksonian party managers took a different view, persuading the crowd to leave the White House by moving filled punch bowls onto the White House lawn, and mulling over how this new resource might be manage d in the long term.
The Progressive tradition, which dominated the first half of this century, emphasized the economic origins of Jacksonian party divisions.
The bank war did more than solidify opposition to the Jacksonians: it also solidified the Jacksonian party.