Whig Party

  • (noun): 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.

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Know Nothing - History - Rise
... The Whig candidate for mayor of Philadelphia was editor Robert T ... Walker Maury, causing opposition of such proportion that the Democrats, Whigs, and Freesoilers in the capital united as the "Anti-Know-Nothing Party." In New York, in a four-way race, the Know-Nothing candidate ran ... Nothings that they formed officially as a political party called the American Party, and attracted many members of the now nearly-defunct Whig party, as well as a ...
Caspian Blue - History of Blue - The Blue Suit
... During the American Revolution, the leader of the Whig Party in England, Charles James Fox, wore a blue coat and buff waistcoat and breeches, the colours of the Whig Party and of the uniform of George ... gentleman in the 1730s Charles James Fox, a leader of the Whig Party in England, wore a blue suit in Parliament in support of George Washington and the American Revolution ...
Whig Party (United States)
... The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy ... Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his ... In particular, the Whigs supported the supremacy of Congress over the presidency and favored a program of modernization and economic protectionism ...
Millard Fillmore - Legacy
... Some northern Whigs remained irreconcilable, refusing to forgive Fillmore for having signed the Fugitive Slave Act ... feel that conciliation with the South was necessary and considered that the Republican Party was at least partly responsible for the subsequent disunion, he was an outspoken critic of secession and ... Because the Whig party was so deeply divided, and the two leading national figures in the Whig party (Fillmore and his own Secretary of State, Daniel Webster) refused to combine to secure the nomination, Winfield Scott ...
The Whigs - Parties and Factions - Other
... True Whig Party, also known as the "Liberian Whig Party", Liberia's overwhelmingly dominant political party from 1878 to 1980 Confederate States Whig Party, a fictional political party created by ...

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