National Republican Party

The National Republican Party was a political party in the United States that existed for a relatively short period in the 1820s and 1830s.

Before and during John Quincy Adams ' presidency (1825-1829) began the Democratic- Republican Party, which for over a decade the only truly national - had been party to split - so nationwide organized. Those who supported Adams, were first known as the Adams - Republican and then as National Republicans, while others beat on Andrew Jackson's side and the modern Democratic Party founded. In the presidential elections of 1828 Adams won 43.63 % of all votes cast and 83 of 261 electors and thus subject to Jackson. The Nationalrepublikaner then sent in the elections of 1832 Henry Clay against Jackson in the race; Clay's defeat convinced the president that the people had given him a mandate to abolish the Bank of the United States. Although Clay received 37.42 % of all votes cast, but only 49 of 288 electoral votes.

After the election of 1832, the National Republican Party fell apart. She was not a direct ancestor of the Republican Party, although many of their supporters later joined them. In the short term many of its former members were initially at the Whigs.

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