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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were the main supporters of Democratic Republicanism.

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By 1854, the Whigs had disbanded. Now we had the Democrats, who were split in factions, the The Southern Democrats, who supported the federal protection of slavery in the western territories; and The Northern Democrats, those Libertarian Bourbon Democrats, who wanted all questions of slavery left up to the U.S. Supreme Court. We also had the newly formed anti-slavery Republican Party, who are the old Whigs and Federalists (today’s progressive liberal, in regards to most issues).

Are the Democratic-Republicans the same as the Anti-Federalists?

The Democrats of this era were against “big government” telling states whether or not they can own slaves, and they don’t want big banks. See . The Democrats still saw themselves as the Liberal party of Jefferson and Jackson, the small business farm owning “libertarians.” Meanwhile, the Republicans were a new iteration of the parties of Hamilton and Clay, but with different factions supporting them then when they were Whigs.

The duality of the Federalist Party and the Democratic-Republican Party is well displayed in the clip below in a discussion between Hamilton and Jefferson (which you must watch through YouTube or HBO as it’s from an ).


Federalists and Democratic-Republicans - TES

One should keep in mind that the Democrats haven’t always had a good track record with immigrants. FDR was no champion of those trying to escape Europe during WWII. Despite the line of Federalists, Whigs, and Republicans being historically strict on immigration, there have consistently been pro-immigrant factions of the Republican party in all eras.

Jefferson Vs Hamilton Federalists Vs ..

If we look only to compare a Federalist with a modern Democrat and an Anti-Federalist with a modern Republican (on purely ideological grounds) it is easy to see the similarities. However, when we have to trace a line between all parties in American history we have to account for the fact that the Federalist linage becomes the Third Party Republicans before becoming the modern day Democrats, and like-wise the Anti-Federalists are clearly the party of Jackson before they become the Republicans of today. These inconsistencies, which are seen best by looking at who the south votes for (but aren’t explained by that alone), require us to explain hundreds of years of party and platform evolution and that effect on the voter base.

Federalists vs. Democratic-Republicans

The Democrats of Grant’s time (1869 – 1877) were split into factions like the Republicans. They began to welcome immigrants and support workers (left), but also enacted new (an extension of earlier ) that worked to segregate the country for the next 100 years (right). Those who remained Republicans embraced issues like religion and temperance, nationalism, and anti-immigration (right), but often also embraced civil service (left).

Federalists vs Anti-Federalists - Political Parties

I have a theory (stolen from Jefferson) that the political left and right are just a natural manifestation of the human condition that arise as soon as a people are free enough to express themselves honestly (i.e. that the parties and political ideologies are naturally occurring social systems), that it is our nature which is used to divide us over certain social issues, and that in the Constitution, Federalist papers, philosophical works from Plato and Aristotle to Locke and Rousseau, and a little history hold all the keys we need to ensure and safeguard the Republic.

Federalists v. Democratic Republicans by Ros Fiol on Prezi

During this time Freedmen (freed slaves), joined with more radical (a pejorative term used by opponents for new arrivals to the south from the North), and or “allies,” who were native white Southerners in Republican factions in the south. Many Scalawags became Democrats joining the conservative Democrats in the 1870’s.