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8.5 Party Eras in American History
Party Eras in American History
Party era is an era in which one party wins the majority of the elections. Punctuating each party era is a critical election. Sometimes, a party realignment occurs.
The First Party System
Hamilton needed votes for a national bank, so Federalist Party was formed.
Defeated by Democrat-Republicans (agrarian interests)
The Second Party System
The Two Republican Eras
The New Deal Coalition
Southern Realignment and Divided Party Government
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