4. How did the American 2 party system develop? 1830s: Andrew Jackson rebuilt the Democratic party ○ Democrats gradually changed from a state rights party to one that believed in a strong federal authority ○ (“common man”) party dedicates itself to using government to solve problems that neither individuals nor states can solve for themselves ● Development of Republican Party ○ History traces back to original Federalists ○ Broken up by the end of the War of 1812 → National Republican party took its place by was absorbed by Whig Party (1830s) → Lincoln led new Republican Party in 1860 (Republican domination until FDR) ○ Modern belief: favor states rights’ and freedom from government control 5) How have third parties affected the American political system? 6) What do political labels really stand for?
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