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Free Soil Party

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(Historical Terms) a former US political party opposing slavery from 1848 until 1854 when it merged with the Republican party
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Free′ Soil′ Par`ty


n.
a former political party (1845–54) that opposed the extension of slavery into U.S. territories.
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Noun1.Free Soil Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into the territories; merged with the Liberty Party in 1848
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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His journey toward the Free-Soil party had already begun.
(1) Other parties existed during this time span, including the Anti-Federalist Party, the Liberty Party, the Free-Soil Party, and the Know-Nothing Party (also known as the American Party).
Historically, third parties have served three main purposes: First, as repositories of cutting-edge ideologies that eventually succeed in influencing and changing the two big parties; such alternative parties include the Free-Soil Party and the People's Party, or Populists.