Like other new party leaders of the period, Van Buren made careful use of newspapers to spread the word about party positions and to ensure close discipline among party members.
The first two elements received strong support after the War of Increasing poverty, lawlessness, violence, and vice encouraged efforts to reform American society. Gilded Age politics, called the Third Party System, was characterized by intense competition between the two parties, with minor parties coming and going, especially on issues of concern to prohibitionists, labor unions and farmers.
He lost resoundingly.
Pre-Civil War American Culture At the end of the 18th century, the United States had few professional writers or artists and lacked a class of patrons to subsidize the arts.
While there were still Federalists afterthe party never again enjoyed the power and influence it had held earlier. In national terms the Jacksonians favored geographical expansion, justifying it in terms of Manifest Destiny.
The Republicans, based in the plantation South, opposed a strong executive power, were hostile to a standing army and navy, demanded a limited reading of the Constitutional powers of the federal government, and strongly opposed the Hamilton financial program.
Learning Objectives Demonstrate knowledge of the key issues that divide the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States Key Takeaways Key Points These two parties have won every United States presidential election since and have controlled the United States Congress since at least