A Brief History of American Political Parties — Market Mad House

American political parties have an odd and confusing history. Most Americans mistakenly believe that the two-political parties date to the founding of the nation.

In reality, America has had four different party systems since the founding of the Republic in 1787. Each of those party systems had profound differences from the others.

America’s four party systems are:

The First Party System (1792–1824)

The Second Party…




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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.

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