National Republican Party

The National Republican Party, also known as the Anti-Jacksonian Party or simply Republicans,[1] was a political party in the United States that evolved from a faction of the Democratic-Republican Party that supported John Quincy Adams in the 1824 presidential election.

National Republican Party
Other nameAdams-Clay Republicans
Adams's Men
LeaderJohn Quincy Adams
Henry Clay
Founded1824; 198 years ago (1824)
Dissolved1834; 188 years ago (1834)
Split fromDemocratic-Republican Party
Preceded byDemocratic-Republican Party
Federalist Party
Merged intoWhig Party
Colors  Light yellow

Known initially as "Adams-Clay Republicans" in the wake of the 1824 campaign, Adams's political allies in Congress and at the state-level were referred to as "Adams's Men" during his presidency (1825–1829). When Andrew Jackson became president, following his victory over Adams in the 1828 election, this group became the opposition, and organized themselves as "Anti-Jackson". The use of the term "National Republican" dates from 1830.

Henry Clay served as the party's nominee in the 1832 election, but he was defeated by Jackson. The party supported Clay's American System of nationally financed internal improvements and a protective tariff. After the 1832 election, opponents of Jackson coalesced into the Whig Party. National Republicans, Anti-Masons and others joined the new party.

Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article National Republican Party, and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.