Democrats And The Whigs In The 1830's: A Comparative Analysis

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I found the section over "Party Systems" quite interesting because I am discussing the Democrats and the Whigs in the 1830's in my history class. I find the Whig Party interesting because of its contrasting views from the Jacksonian Democratic party. Both of these parties played crucial roles in the expansion of the United States. It didn't surprise me that the Whigs were made up of people from the Northeast and mercantile groups since the party pushed for industrialization and modernization. This contrasted greatly from the Democrats who were small farmers that were eager to find new land and expand. Yet, when the Whigs gained control of the office the party "disintegrated under the strain" (Pg. 547). Overall, I find this period in history
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