Political Parties

Main

First President (George Washington)

1789

Political Parties Emerge - Democratic-Republicans vs. Federalists

1792

Hartford Convention (death of the Federalists

1814

Beginning of Era of Good Feelings (Democratic-Republicans)

1820

Corrupt Bargain of 1824 (Clay, Q. Adams, Jackson, Crawford)

1824

Democratic-Republicans become Democrats

1828

First 3rd Party: Anti-Masonic Party

1832

Emergence of the Whigs

1834

Emergence of the Free-Soil Party

1848

Emergence of the Republican Party

1854

Emergence of the Greenback Party

1874