Anti-Masonic Party

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Noun1.Anti-Masonic Party - a former political party in the United States; founded in 1825 in opposition to Freemasonry in public affairs
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
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1836: The Anti-Masonic Party may have invented the political nominating convention, but it certainly didn't perfect it; the party's second effort ends without a presidential nominee amid fears that front-runner William Henry Harrison does not actually oppose Freemasonry in all cases.
Morgan's disappearance inflamed what historians call our Burned-Over District; within a lustrum, an Anti-Masonic Party ran vigorously in upstate New York, Vermont, and Pennsylvania.
Their secret oaths and rituals had long caused rumors and gossip, which after 1826 led to various anti-Masonic movements and the establishment of the Anti-Masonic Party.
His disappearance sparked a public outcry and led to the formation of a new Anti-Masonic Party.