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POLITICAL PARTY ERAS TIMELINE

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Abby Allen

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Transcript of POLITICAL PARTY ERAS TIMELINE

Era 4: New Deal Democratic Years
Lasted from 1932-1968
Hoover's failures to stop the Great Depression lead the nation to elect the Democratic Party
Social Reform:
FDR- New Deal
Truman- Fair Deal
JFK- New Frontier
LBJ-Great Society
Dems split in 1968- Vietnam War
Party Era 5: Era of Divided Government
From 1968- Present
Presidents come from one party while Congress is the other
Politics have become more partisan
Politicians are becoming far more ideological and uncompromising
Less party identification
More gridlock
New Era?
Party Era 2: Democrats v. Whigs
Lasted from 1828-1856
Followed the fall of the Federalist Party
2 main parties- Democrats and Whigs
Party Era 3: Republican Monopoly
From 1860-1928
The 1850's split the democratic party on the issue of slavery
Republicans form as a single-issue party focused on abolishing slavery
Republicans remain in control of reconstruction era politics
2nd era begins after the 1896 election
Party Era 1: Federalists v. Democratic Republicans
Lasted from 1796-1824
While President Washington favored having no political parties, coalitions formed in his administration due to economic and foreign policy issues.
POLITICAL PARTY ERAS TIMELINE
Democrats
Known as the "Common Man's Party"
This party was anti-elitist and consisted of all ranges of people, from immigrants to the settled common American.
Andrew Jackson is the main figure of this party.
Republican Party Symbol
Develops from Harper's Weekly political cartoon
With all of the issues facing the current era of political parties, we could see a re-alignment of party lines, and possibly even the takeover of new parties.
Federalists
federalists were headed by Hamilton
They tended to be pro-business and loose constructionists
Democratic-Republicans

This party was headed by Jefferson
It was pro-agrarian and favored strict construction.
Whigs
This party consisted of mostly northern industrialists and southern planters
Henry Clay and Daniel Webster were it's leaders.
Major Party Leaders
JFK
FDR
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