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The Era of Democrats (1800-1860)

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The Era of Democrats (1800-1860)
1820's
By the mid 1820's they had split into factions which were conflicting groups.
1828 the Democratic-Republican Party was generally known as the Democratic Party.
The Democrats were a coalition of small farmers, debtors, frontier pioneers, and slaveholders.
They gathered much support from the South and West.
The Whig Party
The Whig Party was led by the widely popular Henry Clay and the great orator, Daniel Webster.
The party consisted of a loose coalition of eastern bankers, merchants and industrialists.
They were opposed to the tenets of Jacksonian democracy and strongly supported a high tariff.
By the mid-1830's to the 1850's the Whigs were only able to elect two Presidents,, William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor
Slavery Crisis
By the 1850s slavery was a huge issue in both major parties.
After the Whigs leaders, Clay and Webster, death they fell apart.
The democrats split into 2 sharply divided nations, the
North
and
South
.
This is when the nation drifted towards civil war.
In Conclusion
The Era of Democrats was also known as The Jackson Era. His supporters began to form the
Democratic
Party. They fought the rival Adams, they soon were known as the Whigs.
The Start
Thomas Jefferson's elections in 1800 marked the beginning of a period of Democratic domination that was to last until the Civil War.
The Era of Good Feeling (the Democratic-Republicans) were unopposed in national politics.
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