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Democratic-Republican Party

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Definition: One of the first two American political parties, together with the Federalist Party. Founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Those two and James Monroe were the only Democratic-Republican presidents. Party disbanded in the 1820s, splintering into two factions, the Democratic Party and the Whig Party. Members of the Democratic-Republican Party believed that a strong federal government would weaken and not respect the rights of the states and the people.

Related Resources:
The New Nation
Find out more about the period between the signing of the Constitution and the year 1800.

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The Formation of the Democratic-Republican Party
Read about its formation, its leaders, its successes, and its successors.

Personalities of the Party
A look at some of the people who belonged to this short-lived party.

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