The Whigs were one of the two main political parties in Britain between the later 17th and mid-19th cents. The term, which derived from 'whiggamore', the name by which the Scots http://www.answers.com/topic/covenanters-1 had been derogatorily known, was first used by the Tories during the http://www.answers.com/topic/exclusion-crisis to brand the opponents of James, duke of York. Whiggery thus began as a distinctly oppositional and populist ideology, which saw political authority stemming from the people, a 'contract' existing between them and their king, whom they might resist if he overrode their interests. Early Whig principles played a key part in shaping the 1689 revolution settlement. As firm supporters of the Hanoverian succession the Whigs presided over George I's accession in 1714 and afterwards engineered the long-term proscription of their Tory rivals. The resulting 'Whig oligarchy' achieved a hitherto unseen stability in political life over the next few decades, with power concentrated in the hands of the great Whig families.
The major difference between the Whigs and federalists is that the Whigs were more supportive common man. The Whigs had ideals which is why they have more similarities with the federalists than differences.
The whigs from the North were known as Conscience Whigs and those of the South were known as Cotton Whigs. The ones in the north opposed slavery except for the factory owners, which liked slavery die to the cheap cotton. the Southern Whigs supported slavery and wished to expand it into the territories.
The Whigs wanted Independence.
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Conscience Whigs were generally in the North and apposed slavery; while Cotton Whigs were found more in the South and were for slavery
The Whigs strongest support came from the manufacturers and shippers in the Northeast.
the whigs did not want conquered territory to become slave states
Most of the first Republicans were former Whigs.
The Whigs kicked him out of the party in September 1841.
The Whigs' campaign symbol was a log cabin, because it showed that the Whigs were hard-working, self-made people. It portrayed them as normal citizens and people.
the two major political parties were the whigs and the democrats, later on the whigs split onto two, the republicans and the whigs.
The Whigs and Democrats avoided and evaded the issue of slavery in the election of 1848 by splitting down the middle on who was for and who was against slavery. Whigs and Democrats in the South wanted to keep slavery. Whigs and Democrats in the North wanted to abolish slavery.
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They were called "Conscience Whigs".
The Whigs and the Democrats embraced the idea of popular sovereignty.
The Whigs and Democrats embraced the idea of popular sovereignty.