Tag: Presidents

The U.S. Republican Party Origins

The Republican Party is one of two major political parties in the United States. Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery activists, modernists, ex-Whigs, and ex-Free Soliders. There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first being Abraham Lincoln. The name “Republican Party” came about in the mid-1850s as homage to the values of republicanism promoted by Thomas […]

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The U.S. Democratic Party Origins

Founded around 1828 the Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (will do a seperate Republican post). Originally calling themselves the “Republican Party,” Jeffersonians were labeled “Democratic” by the opposing Federalists, who hoped to portray them as purveyors of democracy or mob […]

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American Presidents special

Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, was born on April 13th 1743, on the Shadwell Plantation on the outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia to Peter Jefferson and Jane Randolph, the third out of their ten children. Peter Jefferson was a skilled and successful farmer, and also a qualified cartographer […]

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