Parties and Platforms


Who were the National Republicans?

The National Republicans were the administration party during John Quincy Adams’s presidency (1825–1829). Adams’s supporters adopted the name National Republicans because they favored strong economic nationalism, much like the defunct Federalist Party. The National Republicans stood in opposition to Andrew Jackson’s Democratic-Republican Party, which favored a limited national government and opposed economic aristocracy. As the National Republicans dissolved in the mid-1830s, the Whigs emerged.


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