Political Realignments

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In History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Johnadams Election of John Adams The Election of 1796 John Adams is the first elected President with a political party. Adams brought the Federalists to the White House.
3tj header sm Election of Thomas Jefferson Election of 1800 Thomas Jefferson, the first Democratic-Republican, defeated John Adams for presidency.
War of 1812 battle of new orleans War of 1812 Background Info for War of 1812 The Federalists oppossed the War of 1812 because the United States had been losing the war for two years. Talks of secession were in the works for New England during this war.
800px thehartfordconventionorleapnoleap The Hartford Convention History of the Hartford Convention At this Convention Federalists discussed proposals for ratification, New England's opposition to the war, and the possible secession of New England from the United States. These thoughts disgraced the Federalsits terribly.
Hamilton alexander Death of the Federalists The Federalists With the death of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the retirement of John Adams, the Federalists no longer had a strong leader.
John quincy adams 1824 Election of John Q. Adams Election of 1824 This election was split between Adams and Jackson who both had a large percent of the electoral vote. This election caused the Democatic-Republicans to become the Democrats.
Andrew jackson Election of Andrew Jackson Election of 1828 The election of Andrew Jackson brought the newly formed Democrats to power after their split from Democratic-Republicans.
Clay Creation of the Whigs The Whig Party To fight Jackson and the Democrats, the creation of the Whig Party occured.
Vanburen Election of Martin Van Buren Election of 1836 Martin Van Buren had a realistic view on society. He said that a party can not please all people all the time and that a party needed an opposition. This oppostition soon came from the Whig party.
Kansas1 Kansas-Nebraska Act The Kansas Nebraska Act This Act split Whig members. Northern Whigs and the Free Soil Party soon created the Republican Party.
Republican elephant Creation of Republican Party Birth of Republicans After 6 years, the Republican Party became the majority party in the US.
180px dredscott Dred Scott v. Sandford The Dred Scott Case The Supreme Court held that slaves could not be citizens and that former slaves could not be protected by the Constitution. This Supreme Court decision helped sharpen political divisions.
Abraham lincoln1 Election Abraham Lincoln The Election of 1860 Lincoln brought the first set of Republicans to power.
Civilwar The Civil War The Civil War The Civil War was a split between the Northern-Republicans and Southern-Democrats.
Electoralcollege1860 large Southern Democrats Southern Democrats The south during the time of the Civil War was completely Democratic. The problems they had came from divisions in Democratic views.
Teddy The Progressive Era The Progressives The Progressives split the Republican Party into two and allowed for the Democrat party to gain control of presidency soon after.
Mckinley Election of William McKinley The Election of 1896 This election gains Republican control of the White House until 1912 when Woodrow Wilson served for two terms.
225px herbert hoover Election of Herbert Hoover The Election of 1928 Hoover is the last Republican of this era. He lost because he could not control the Great Depression.
Government control stock market crash 1 Stock Market Crash The Stock Market Crash This ends the 1920's and also the end of the Republican Party. Herbert Hoover could not control the Depression and FDR soon brought the Democrats to power.
Fdr The Election of FDR The Great FDR FDR brought about the beginning of democratic power for 30 years and created the New Deal coalition.
Fdr31 New Deal The New Deal The New Deal was formed under the presidency of FDR to give relief, reform, and recovery during the Great Depression.
Eisenhower2 Election of Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D Eisenhower With the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republicans took over after many years of Democratic rule.
John f kennedy 749600 Election of John F. Kennedy The Great JFK After only a term of Republican rule, the Democrats took control again in the election of John F. Kennedy.
Richard nixon leaving white house Election of Richard Nixon Richard Nixon This election brought the Republicans into office again. Also, this was the first elected president whose party did not control both houses of Congress. Richard Nixon was also the first president to resign due to the Watergate scandal.
Bill clinton frowning Election of Bill Clinton Bill Clinton When the democrat Bill Clinton took office, he briefly restored united party government until the Republicans won both houses of Congress in 1994.
George bush stunned Election of George W. Bush George Bush Heavily disputed election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, but in the end led to a brief period of Republican control in the White House with the election of George W. Bush.
September 11 burning 9/11 September 11, 2001 September 11 consisted of a series of attacks on the U.S. by Al-Qaeda, which skyrocketed Bush's approval rating as well as his parties overall approval rating.
Barack obama Election of Barack Obama Barack Obama The election of Barack Obama brought the Democratics back into the White House.
Timespan Dates: Timespan Title: Timespan Description:

The First Party System Democratic-Republicans The Federalist Party

Democrats vs. Whigs Democrats v. Whigs

Two Republican Eras The Republican Party from Ohio's Perspective Republicans During Civil War

New Deal Era The New Deal

Divded Party Government Understanding Divided Government