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  Whig Party (United States) - MSN Encarta
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy.
Antislavery Whigs, known as Conscience Whigs, in Massachusetts opposed the so-called Cotton Whigs in the proslavery states.
Despite the dissension, the Whig party, with the popular general Zachary Taylor as its candidate, was successful in the presidential election of 1848.
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  Whig Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy.
Tyler vetoed the Whig economic legislation and was expelled from the Whig party in 1841.
Whig Representative Lewis Davis Campbell of Ohio was particularly distraught by the defeat, exclaiming, "We are slayed.
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 Whig Party - LoveToKnow 1911
WHIG PARTY, in America, a political party prominent from about 1824 to 1854.1 The first national party system of the United States came to an end during the second war with Great Britain.
During the period of rapid internal development which followed after 1815, the all-inclusive Republican party began gradually to disintegrate and a new party system was evolved, each member of which was the representative of such groups of ideas and interests, class and local, as required the support of a separate party.
The activity of the Whig party, reckoned from the election of 1824, when its organization began, to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise in 1854, covers thirty years.
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 Whig
The Whig Party was a political party in England, the United States, and Liberia.
The term Whig originates from the Exclusion Bill[?] crisis of 1678-1681 - the Whigs were those who supported the exclusion of James VII and II from the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland (the "Petitioners") and the Tories were those who opposed it (the Abhorrers).
The Whig view led to serious distortions in later views of 17th century history, as Macaulay and his followers attempted to fit the complex factional politics of the Restoration into the neat categories of early 19th century political divisions.
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 United States Republican Party - Wikipedia
The Republican party is a United States political party that was organized in Ripon, Wisconsin[?] on February 28, 1854 as an anti-slavery party.
The party of Lincoln was originally characterized by its opposition to the expansion of slavery.
The party's current position as firmly to the right of the Democrats was cemented by the "Southern strategy" employed by Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential election, followed by the Goldwater-inspired candidacy and election of Ronald Reagan in the 1980 election.
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Whigs sought to promote domestic manufacturing through protective tariffs (as had Alexander Hamilton 40 years prior), a growth-oriented monetary policy with a new Bank of the United States, and a vigorous program of "internal improvements"—-especially to roads, canal systems, and railroads-—funded by the proceeds of public land sales.
Tyler vetoed the Whig economic legislation and was expelled from the Whig party in 1841.
Whig Representative Lewis Davis Campbell of Ohio was particularly distraught by the defeat, exclaiming, "We are slayed.
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 Whig - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Whig, member of a former British political party, traditionally in opposition to the Tory party.
Kirk Party, a faction of the Scottish Covenanters during the 17th-century Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and the...
The Whigs (with the Tories) are often described as one of two political parties in England and later the United Kingdom from the late 17th to the mid 19th centuries.
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 Whig party – FREE Whig party Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
Whig party one of the two major political parties of the United States in the second quarter of the 19th cent.
This move temporarily prevented a division of the party, and although Taylor died while Clay was formulating the Compromise of 1850 in Congress, Millard Fillmore, his Vice President and presidential successor, kept the faith of the Whig party.
The Whig Party versus the "spoilsmen" of Tennessee.
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 United States Republican Party - SourceWatch
The current President of the United States, George W. Bush, is a member of the party; and by rules common to both major U.S, parties, its head; and it has majorities in the Senate and the House.
The party was organized in Ripon, Wisconsin on February 28, 1854, as a party opposed to the westward expansion of slavery.
It is not to be confused with the United States Democratic-Republican Party of Thomas Jefferson or the National Republican Party of Henry Clay.
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 Lalor, Cyclopaedia of Political Science, V.3, Entry 312, WHIG PARTY: Library of Economics and Liberty
To the mass of the Adams party the struggle still seemed to be only one between two wings of the same party, and the result of the election of 1828 showed which of the two seemed the better "republicans" to the country at large.
Taylor's death, in 1850, and Fillmore's accession, committed the northern whigs to the official policy of regarding the compromise of 1850 as a law, to be obeyed until repealed, and of opposing any attempt to repeal it as a reopening of the slavery excitement.
At the whig caucus, April 20, 1852, to arrange for the national convention, a southern motion was made to recognize the compromise of 1850 as a "finality." The motion was evaded, as not within the powers of the meeting, but its introduction was ominous.
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 Whig - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Whig Party (United States), one of the two dominant political parties in power in the United States from the mid-1830s to the mid-1850s.
Whig Party (Great Britain), former British political party, traditionally in opposition to the Tory party.
Elected to the United States Senate in 1831, Clay served in that body until 1842 and again from 1849 until his death.
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 The Ultimate United States Whig Party - American History Information Guide and Reference
The party was created in order to oppose the policies of Andrew Jackson and called itself the Whig Party by analogy with the English Whigs, who had opposed the power of the King in Restoration England.
By 1844 the Whigs were beginning to recover from their disaster of two years earlier and nominated Henry Clay, who lost to Democrat James K. Polk in a closely contested race, with Polk's policy of western expansion (particularly the annexation of Texas) and free trade triumphing over Clay's protectionism and caution over the Texas question.
Whig Representative Lewis Campbell of Ohio was particularly distraught by the defeat, exclaiming, "We are slayed.
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 Whig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term whig, from the Scottish Gaelic uig, English: whey, referring to whey drinkers, after the Scottish Presbyterian insurgents in the 17th century [1], may refer to:
Kirk Party, a radical faction of the Scottish Covenanters in the mid 17th century (the original whigs)
British Whig Party, a loose political grouping in late 17th Scotland and England to mid 19th century Great Britain
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States created in order to oppose the policies of Andrew Jackson, and which named itself by analogy with the British Whigs, who had opposed the power of the King in Restoration England.
The party was formed in the winter of 1833-1834 at Washington dinner parties by National Republicans such as Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams, as well as Southern States' Rights supporters such as W.
Whig Representative Lewis Campbell of Ohio was particularly distraught by the defeat, exclaiming, "We are slayed.
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 Whig Party (United States)
Whigs sought to promote manufacturing through protective tariffs (as had Alexander Hamilton 40 years prior), a growth-oriented monetary policy with a new Bank of the United States, and a vigorous program of "internal improvements"—-especially to roads, canal systems, and railroads-—funded by the proceeds of public land sales.
Tyler vetoed the Whig economic legislation and was expelled from the Whig party in 1841.
Whig Representative Lewis Davis Campbell of Ohio was particularly distraught by the defeat, exclaiming, "We are slayed.
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 United States Whig Party
The Whig Party was founded to oppose the policies of President George W. Bush, in particular supporting the supremacy of Congress over the Executive Branch and favoring a program of modernization and economic development.
Whigs seek to promote the expanded development of manufacturing within the United States through protective tariffs, a business-oriented monetary policy with a reformed Federal Reserve, and a vigorous program of "internal improvements" — especially to roads and rail systems — funded by the proceeds of public land sales.
The Whigs believe the power of the Federal government has grown beyond its proper boundries, and are particularly offended by the acts of the current executive, such as jailing American Citizens without trial.
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 Whig Party - encyclopedia article - Citizendium
The Whig Party was (along with the Democratic Party) one of the two main parties of the Second Party System in the United States, 1830 to mid-1850s.
The Republicans who formed the Whig party, led by Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams, drew on a Jefferson tradition of compromise and balance in government, national unity, territorial expansion, and support for a national transportation network and domestic manufacturing.
Clay's plan for distributing among the states the proceeds from the sale of lands in the public domain was intended to serve the nation by providing the states with funds for building roads and canals, which would stimulate growth and knit the sections together.
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 Welcome to The American Presidency
The Whig party (1834–56) of the United States was formed to oppose Andrew Jackson and the Democratic party.
In 1852 many southern Whigs defected in reaction to the party's nomination of Gen. Winfield Scott for president and the deaths of Unionists Clay and Webster.
The bulk of the party's remaining members dispersed in 1856 to the nativist Know-Nothing party or to the rising Republican party.
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 Whig Party - Turtledove
The Whig Party was a conservative political party in the Confederate States.
From the formation of the country to the presidential election of November 1933, the Whig Party was the dominating party of C.S.A. For most of this period it had only minor opposition from the Radical Liberal Party.
Before the brief rise of the Republican Party, the Whigs were the main opposition to the Democrats.
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 American Whig Party Home Page
The Whig Party had great support from both northern and southern States, but by 1856 it was broken up by the same controversies which also divided our nation in the war between the States.
The two Parties, the media, and the international financial powers that control them have agreed that Americans should be impotent and disgusted with their government while they control our Nation's power and treasury, throw us into unwanted wars, and rob us of our national and family patrimonies by taxes and exhorbitant interest on debts.
The United States of America is a sovereign nation, and it ought to be ruled by a common concensus of its citizens according to its Constitution.
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 Whig Party (United States) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Political Parties in the United States : Whig Party
Crockett, Davy, destruction of party, election of 1836, election of 1840, election of 1844, election of 1848, founding, history of the Whig Party,...
Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850), 12th president of the United States (1849-1850).
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 Democratic Party News - The New York Times
With the demise of the Whig party in the election of 1852 and the emergence of the sectional, antislavery
The Democratic party of the 1970s and 80s was an uneasy alliance among labor, urban, and ethnic minority groups, intellectuals and middle-class reformers, and increasingly disaffected Southern Democrats.
The party's national fortunes reversed with the 2006 congressional elections, in which voter discontent with political scandals, the war in Iraq, and other issues resulted in significant Democratic gains, giving the party control of both houses of Congress.
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 British Whig Party: United States
It was integral to the Second Party System and operated from 1832 to 1856 and was formed to oppose the policies of President Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party he had founded.
The Whig Party was formed in the winter of 1833-1834 by former National Republicans such as Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams, and by Southern States' Rights supporters such as W. Mangum.
The Whigs pledged themselves to Congressional supremacy, as opposed to "King Andrew's" executive actions.[2] The Whigs saw President Andrew Jackson as a dangerous man on horseback with a reactionary opposition to the forces of social, economic, and moral modernization.
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