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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A 2003 New Yorker profile by Nicholas Lemann noted that one of Rove's favorite books was Foner's study of the early Republican Party, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men.
This reviewer was particularly impressed with his treatment of the abolitionists Elijah Lovejoy, Hinton Helper, and Daniel Worth, and the role of free speech in the political platform of the early Republican Party.
The early Republican Party was a strictly Northern institution.

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