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
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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and elsewhere was a global struggle between democratic republicans, or representatives of the radical Enlightenment like Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson on the one hand, and aristocratic republicans and moderate Enlightenment thinkers like John Adams and Alexander Hamilton on the other.
To do that, Democrats first have to defend the liberal democratic system, which requires a basic agenda that can be supported by both camps within the Democratic party as well as the (fast-decreasing) section of liberal democratic Republicans. At the very least, this agenda should include three types of reforms.
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