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    The Whig Party, which was formed in the early 1830’s, banded together a group of individuals who all opposed what was being called the domination of “King Andrew” Jackson. The name Whig was derived from the British party which was opposed to royal prerogatives. Jackson, who was victorious in 1828 and 1832, completely shattered the National Republican Party. Jackson’s actions with the Bank of America, the Native Americans, the Supreme Court, and his distasteful use of power as president regarding war, infuriated his political opponents. According to The Gale Group, “The Whig Party included former National Republicans, conservative factions of the democratic-republican party, and some former members of the Anti-Masonic Party.” (http://www.encyclopedia.com).…

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    The Whigs were a party made up of a diverse group brought together by their distaste of “King Andrew” Jackson, the current president. While the Whigs started out centered around the National Republican party, remnants of other parties such as the anti-masonic and democratic parties also joined the ranks of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster as supporters of the Whig party. These party members joined because they felt that they had in some way been alienated by Jackson’s stand on…

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    It is no secret that Abe Lincoln is the most notable Whig president. His loyalty to the party ran deeply and it dated all the way back to his young adulthood. After leaving home, Lincoln sought to become a man outside of his father’s heavy influence. He latched on to the notion of the ‘self-made man’ and strived to be a successful example of that idea. Whigs represented the hard working, passionate youth of his era and Lincoln described himself as just that. Essentially, they represented the…

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    The Modern Whig Party

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    Assignment Political Party Research: Independent/Moderate (Modern Whig Party). I was attracted to this party because it is the one I identify with the most. I took the Political Party Quiz and overall my political values were close to that of an Independent, and I am not too heavily opinionated on many issues, I’m open to hearing others’ views, so I like that this party is not very one-sided on the spectrum. Some key priorities and beliefs of the party include: fiscal responsibility, strong…

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    Birth: Zachary Taylor was an American president born on November 24, 1784, in Barboursville, Virginia. Sadly Zachary died on July 9, 1850 in Washington D.C. Unfortunately, he died of an an infectious disease and that caused his presidency to be cut very short. Due to this short length of service, many people didn't consider him a president worthy of remembering and damaged his overall legacy. Party?: Zachary Taylor was in the Whig party. The Whig party was a political party active in the middle…

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    Federalist Party, the new democratic-republican competition to win the popular and electoral votes became more of a political battle than simply running for office. In the years following the election of 1824, after it had been determined "that [presidential…

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    The two major parties of the Jacksonian era include the Jacksonian Democrats and the Whig Party. During the 1830s to the 1840s, the Jacksonian Democratic Party and the Whig Party differed through their beliefs of social reforms and through the role of the federal government in the economy. Similarities are also found among the two parties. The Jacksonian Party was the most popular among the two parties. In this party, a largely agrarian republic and low tariffs were favored. Jacksonians…

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    Overcoming Fear Why do others feel afraid while others fear nothing? There was a moment in the in early morning of November 19, 1863 that Abraham Lincoln never felt so weak. He was staying at a lodge in Gettysburg and was getting ready to deliver his speech to the crowd to dedicate to the new Gettysburg memorial. He woke up with a severe headache and felt he had a fever coming on, felt nervous about delivering his speech, and felt that it wouldn’t properly honor the soldiers who died fighting in…

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    Political Parties are composed for different reasons, for example, to help a specific political figure, to propel or boost a specific approach or a general ideological stance, to help certain groups in the society politically. From the earliest starting point of the United States, party or group such as, the Federalist, Anti-Federalist, Whigs, and Tories, has been dynamic, supporting different thoughts or plans. Tories were notoriously renowned as Pro-British before the American Revolution, and…

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    To get started, Meacham did not need to go into depth with the Whig Party, but it is the way he refers to them in his book which makes this event in Jackson’s life vague and lackluster. To understand how Meacham left out a significant piece of information, according to the Encyclopedia of Britannica, the Whig Party was able to pull together because of the members’ hatred of Andrew Jackson and the fact that the Federalist Party had dissolved (Whig). America’s History Eighth Edition Textbook also…

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