An American political party formed in the 1830s to oppose President Andrew Jackson and the Democrats. Whigs stood for protective tariffs, national banking, and federal aid for internal improvements. Senators Henry Clay and Daniel Webster were prominent Whigs, as were four presidents (William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Millard Fillmore). The party fell into disunity in the 1850s over slavery; some former Whigs, including Abraham Lincoln, then joined the new Republican party.
The party splinters, and out of the wreckage a new center-right “whig party” emerges.
No, not the GOP, but the whig party, the original party of Lincoln.
For the first time in a century and a half, the whig party has successfully elected a candidate.
The whig party have conducted differently; they did not publish their confession of faith.
This custom and the whig party passed away at the same time.
This was a scandalous romance, attacking prominent persons, especially of the whig party, under feigned names.
His attitude on the war lost the district to the whig party.
Lincoln entered Congress as the Illinois leader of the whig party.
To both of these doctrines the whig party were equally opposed.
The old whig party went to pieces on the rocks of sectionalism.