Evolution of Political Parties

Events

Federalists and antifederalists party

1789

Demise of the Federalist Party

1816

National Republicans

1820

One Party - "Era of Good Feelings"

1820

Jacksonian Democrats

1828

Anti-Mason Party

1828

Whig Party

1832

Democrats

1832

Conscience Whigs

1840

Liberty Party

1840

Cotton Whigs

1840

Free Soil Party

1848

American "Know Nothing" Party

1850

Republican Party

1856