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Essay: Democrats vs.RepublicansContextualization: can talk about how the democratic party was founded in 1828, but the republican partywas founded in 1854.At the beginning of the 19th century the Democratic-Republicans were largely victorious and dominant.The Federalists, in turn, slowly faded, eventually dissolving. Because the Democratic-Republicans wereso popular, the party had no less than four political candidates pitted against each other in the presidentialelection of 1824. John Quincy Adams won the presidency, in spite of Andrew Jackson winning the popularvote. This sparked a strong political division within the party, which eventually caused the party to split intwo: The Democrats and the Whig Party. The Democrats were led by Andrew Jackson. He was againstthe existence of The Bank of the United States and he largely supported state’s rights and minimalgovernment regulation. The Whig Party stood in distinct opposition to Jackson and the Democrats, andsupported the national bank.In the mid-nineteenth century, slavery was a widely discussed political issue. The Democratic Party’sinternal views on this matter differed greatly. Southern Democrats wished for slavery to be expanded andreach into Western parts of the country. Northern Democrats, on the other hand, argued that this issueshould be settled on a local level and through popular referendum. Such Democratic infighting eventuallyled to Abraham Lincoln, who belonged to the Republican Party, winning the presidential election of 1860.This new Republican Party had recently been formed by a group of Whigs, Democrats and otherpoliticians who had broken free from their respective parties in order to form a party based on ananti-slavery platform.Ways they are similar:6: Both of the parties benefit a lot from strict ballot access laws. These are laws that prohibit theballot measures, the candidates and the political parties that appear on voters ballots. The strictballot access laws make it hard for the candidates of other parties, and even independents tocompete in elections. There are some ballot laws that require third party candidates to show thattheir parties have a lot of support from citizens. There are even some states that makecandidates collect thousands of signatures from citizens of the U.S so they can qualify for ballot

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Term
Fall
Professor
MARISA CARLISI
Tags
President of the United States, Left wing politics, Vice President of the United States

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