Democratic-Republicans


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Democratic-Republicans

A post-Revolutionary political grouping mainly of small farmers and workers advocating states’ rights (led by Jefferson). It became the Democratic Party in 1828.
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It was in response to then Governor Elbridge Gerry's redrawing of a Massachusetts district that was designed to elect Democratic-Republicans over Federalists.
The Democratic-Republicans and the Federalists reigned.
Another chapter lauds the anti-slavery credentials of the Federalists and castigates Jefferson's Democratic-Republicans.
However, the legislation resulted in economic problems in the United States, Americans sarcastically saying "Ograbme" for sailors on the high seas, and diminished support for Democratic-Republicans in the 1808 election.
Democratic-Republicans who shared a more nationalistic mindset were pleased with Madison's position on the bank issue in his Annual Message in December 1815.
Although generally well-received there was criticism from Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans that the tours were too monarchical.
The Democratic-Republicans had overwhelming control of both the House and the Senate when the purchase was approved, the vote in the Senate being 24 to seven.
Elbridge Gerry signed off on districts designed to protect the Jeffersonian Democratic-Republicans and minimize the Federalists.
As parts of Massachusetts were strong supporters of the rival Federalist Party, in February 1812 Governor Gerry passed a new law to redraw the voting senatorial districts of the state to make sure the Democratic-Republicans were elected.
Democratic-Republicans, including President-elect Thomas Jefferson, were outraged by Adams' obvious attempt to pack the judiciary with Federalists.
The Democratic Party emerged out of the breakup of the Democratic-Republicans in the 1820s.

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