Whig Party


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Noun1.Whig Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1834 in opposition to the Democratic Party; advocated a loose interpretation of the Constitution and high protective tariffs
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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But while Charles was outwardly, for political reasons, a member of the Church of England (at heart he was a Catholic), the Duke of York was a professed and devoted Catholic, and the powerful Whig party, strongly Protestant, was violently opposed to him.
He had the backing of eight legislative colleagues of the Whig Party who were called the Long Nine, as their aggregate height was 54 feet, according to the history provided in the 1975-76 Blue Book.
Along the way, he also served as secretary of state under John Quincy Adams, founded the Whig Party in opposition to his bitter rival Andrew Jackson, and ran four times for the presidency, an office that he passionately craved but never attained.
At times, Blumenthal gets lost in the weeds (literally, when recounting the battles of Thurlow Weed and William Seward with an array of rivals for control of the Whig Party in New York).
For fifteen years, Lincoln had built a political career through the Illinois state legislature, through his marriage into the Todd clan, through his prominence in the Illinois Whig Party, and, finally, as a U.
10) The vast majority were defined by their opposition to exclusion, which was characterized by attempts by the Whig party to remove Charles's Catholic brother, James, Duke of York from the succession, and their desire to protect the Church of England.
Lincoln was involved with Whig party, which fell apart mostly due to sectional rivalries.
On other occasions, parties collapse entirely, as did the Whig Party in the mid-19th century, torn apart by divisions over slavery.
HUDDERSFIELD has returned a Member of Parliament since 1832 when a certain Captain Lewis Fenton won it for the Whig Party.
With his Whig party in decline, he became involved in the formative stages of a new political party called the Know-Nothings, made up primarily of former Whigs, that targeted native-born Americans who were unhappy about massive immigration.
I will not go quiet when this cancer on conservatism threatens to metastasize into a movement of mean-spirited politics that will send the Republican Party to the same place it sent the Whig Party in 1854: the graveyard.
And before the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were the two major parties, the Democratic Party and the Whig Party were.