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SummaryEdit

United States Political Party during the 1840s and early 1850s.

Exact DefinitionEdit

An American political group around the 1840s and 1850s that came after the Whig party. They rose massively during 1854, fueled by the fears that the country was being overwhelmed by German and Irish immigrants. Their goal was to slow down/block immigration and naturalization (gaining citizenship) in the US but they had little success and died out pretty fast during the election of 1856, due to opinions over slavery. Hated Irish, Catholics, Irish Catholics, Germans, and pretty much everyone else.

ImportanceEdit

Opposition to Democratic Party, influenced early Republican Party. They shifted American politics during the 1850s and had a huge effect on the voting results especially up North.

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