Political parties


The emergence of the National Republic Party which supported John Quincy Adams and the Democratic Party which supports Andrew Jackson began a long lasting opposition between two fighting political parties in America. The democratic is still a prominent  political party but the National Republic Party fell off because it combined with northern and southern conservative supporters and other anti-Jackson groups to from the Whig Party. The Anti-Masonic Party was the first 3rd Party and it strongly opposed free masonry, public views of Freemasons began to die down in the late 1830s and most of the free masons joined the Whigs.

"I have only two regrets: I dident shoot Henry Clay and I dident hang John C. Calhoun."   -Andrew Jackson

This quote symbolizes the hatred between parties during this time since Henry Clay was a representative of the Republican Party, a rival to Jackson's Democratic Party.

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