Prior to the Civil War, the southern economy was based primarily on agriculture. Slaves were the majority of the southern work force, so southerners in general supported slavery. They saw it as part of their way of life. The northern economy, however, was based on industry. They had no need for slaves because most industry by that time called for specialized workers, not slaves.
Another point relating to Economics: The primary southern crop, cotton, required year-round tending; the northern crops were finished in the fall, so the fields - and thus the slaves - lay fallow for several months. Slave owners did not like maintaining slaves while no work was being done, so they gradually moved to a system of hired hands who could be let go if there was no work to be done, and did not have to be supported.
Actually, the more cogent point is that the conservatives (north and south) favored slavery, while liberals (north and south) were the abolitionists of the time. Thus Abraham Lincoln, though a Repubilcan, was by the standards of his time a social liberal.
One is inclined to doubt that Lincoln, while credited with founding the Republican Party, would even be welcome in that party today. Political liberalism is defined this way:
ï¿½A political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of man, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for tolerance and freedom for the individual from arbitrary authority in all spheres of life, especially by the protection of political and civil liberties and for government under law with the consent of the governed.ï¿½ Websterï¿½s Third New International Dictionary. IT was hard work to in american.69
EDIT: It is also worth noting that in 1860 The Republican party was the more liberal party and the Democratic party was the more conservative.
George McGovern was the democratic elect who ran against Nixon and lost.
the republican party.
None- at the time, the Federalists were running against the Democrat-Republicans, who were opposed to strong national government with strong intervention, a national bank, and especially the federalist support for North Eastern bankers' and merchants' interests. Once the Federalists died out, the Democrats and the Republicans vied for power, with the Republican Party supported by the industrialized North and the Democratic Party supported by the agricultural south.
The Democratic Party emerged in the 1830s, consisting of those who supported Pres Andrew Jackson against his opponents, who then called themselves "National Republicans" and later "Whigs." Democrats often claimed a longer ancestry as supposed heirs of the Democratic-Republican Party of Thomas Jefferson, but this claim is tenuous as many former Jeffersonians became Whigs. The Republican Party emerged in the 1850s when the Whigs broke up over the Slavery issue, and Northern Whigs merged with some antislavery Democrats.
Federalists, despite being the party that supported a strong central government, opposed the Louisiana Purchase. It was opposed mostly because President Thomas Jefferson, a Democratic-Republican who supported a strict, or narrow, view of the Constitution, went against his principles of small government and bought the territory anyway. The Federalists used this as fuel against Jefferson and the other Democratic-Republicans in an era where party politics sharply divided the country.
One might follow Democratic ideas for many reasons, They might be democratic because they were raised in a democratic family or rebel against republican parents. If they believe in community responsibility and social justice VS the Republican view of individual responsibility, they might be democratic.
No, the Federalist Party and the Democratic-Republican Party were the two major parties that competed against each other in U. S. politics from the 1790s to the 1810s.
He was the Democratic candidate in 1988, against Republican George H.W. Bush.
Republican and Democratic views can vary. Conservatives (Republicans) are generally very against any government expansion while liberals (Democrats) are generally in favor of federal or state government expansion.
Stephan A. Douglas, "The little giant" , was the incumbent senator from Illinois who defeated Republican Lincoln in 1858. He also ran for president against Lincoln in 1860.
Democratic party and Republican party
Incumbents Bill Clinton and Al Gore for the Democrats, against Republican challengers Bob Dole and Jack Kemp.
Federalists (against constitution)-- and Democratic Republican (with constitution)..
Donald Trump is a Republican candidate. Democrats generally support members of the Democratic party.
The Athenians, at the time, had a democratic government, meaning that they were governed by the vote of the people. In 499 BC, the Ionian Revolt began, wherein several cities in the Persian Empire rebelled against Persian rule to become democratic. The Athenians, being democratic themselves, supported the rebels. Ultimately, Persian won and retained control of the rebel territory, but they then attacked Greece because the Greeks had supported the rebellion against them.
They supported it. It was only the Republicans who were against slavery. In addition, the Democrats created the Ku Klux Klan.
The Democratic Candidate was William Jennings Bryan, running against Republican William McKinley. The Populist Party also nominated Bryan but McKinley still won.
JFK (John F. Kennedy) the Democratic nominee won against the Republican nominee RMN (Richard M. Nixon) in November of 1960.
James Madison (Democratic-Republican, from Virginia) against Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (Federalist, from SC).
as a Democratic-Republican, he would normally be against such Presidential power.
In the 2008 election, Mr. Obama first ran against Hillary Clinton to get the Democratic party's nomination for president. He then ran against the Republican party's nominee, John McCain, and defeated him.
Yes, he tried to democratize federal offices and state machines were being built on patronage. Jackson believed that offices should rotate among deserving applicants. As political fractions developed two political parties grew out of the old Republican Party. It became the Democratic Republican or Democratic that adhered to Jackson and the opposition party the National Republicans or Whigs. The Whigs declared themselves as defenders of popular liberties against Jackson. Jackson was called " King Andrew 1."
The party of Thomas Jefferson was known as Republicans. It had nothing to do with the current Republican party. They supported Jefferson against Adams.