Locofocoism


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Locofocoism

the doctrines of the Locofocos, a radical faction of the New York City Democrats, organized in 1835 to oppose the conservatives in the party. — Locofoco, n., adj.
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Locofocoism was a multi-class rump formation of anti-bank/anti-state radicals in New York City in 1835, who soon formed the Equal Rights Party (ERP).
At first critical of Andrew Jackson as president, he adopted Jacksonian ideology after a visit to the White House in 1829 and readily embraced its feistier offspring, Locofocoism.
As an expression of Locofocoism and radical democracy, the ignored step-children of us historical surveys, it is no surprise that the Patriot movement has been so successfully shunted aside.