Evolution of Political Parties

Anne Nguyen

Events

Anti-Federalists

1789

Federalists

1789

Demise of the Federalist Party

1816

One-Party "Era of Good Feelings"

1820

National Republicans

1820

Jacksonian Democrats

1828

Anti-Mason Party

1828

Whig Party

1832

Democrats

1832

Liberty Party

1840

Conscience Whigs

1840

Cotton Whigs

1840

Free Soil Party

1848

American "Know Nothing" Party

1850

Republican Party

1856