Whig Party

  1. a former political party in the United States; formed in 1834 in opposition to the Democratic Party; advocated a loose interpretation of the Constitution and high protective tariffs
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How To Use Whig Party In A Sentence

  • For a while, the meeting rooms hummed as the unofficial home of the Whig Party.
  • In Jackson's second term the antislavery movement began in earnest; the Whig party was organized and named; the national debt was paid off, and the surplus distributed. A School History of the United States
  • The KansasNebraska Act and the Fugitive Slave Law were very unpopular in Massachusetts, even among many manufacturers who had theretofore supported the Whig Party.
  • The second marquess of Rockingham was an important politician, leading the Whig party and supporting independence for the American colonies.
  • President Tyler was a member of the Whig Party. But he made a Democrat -- John C. Calhoun -- his new secretary of state.
  • After a reconciliation in the royal family and the reunification of the Whig party in 1720, the ministry recovered its poise, and the Whig Ascendancy was not only restored but extended.
  • Politicians from the Upper South headed the Whig party and charted a moderate course.
  • Another party, possessing the equally euphonical name of "Old Hunkers," are thus described: -- "Standing midway between this wing of the Democracy and the Whig party, is that portion who have taken upon themselves the comfortable title of 'Old Hunkers. ' Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada
  • The dominant Whig Party appealed to Massachusetts, large Congregational church denomination, which had its roots in Puritanism.
  • Offered second billing on the Whig Party ticket in 1848, Daniel Webster cracked, "I do not propose to be buried until I am dead.
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