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.
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Neither the Republican nor the Democratic party have done anything to consistently target Asian- American voters.
Although the NFL party animal loves flaunting his washboard abs, he seems more fratboy than Fabio.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Eva Silverman, who co-hosts an Oakland Dinner Party, agrees.
Those who come to the Dinner Party are self-selecting; they do want to talk about it.
Talking about death is never easy, but with food, comfort, and familiarity, a new kind of dinner party is making it easier.
Walls End Castle, when the party broke up, returned to its normal state.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
To give him a party name, he became an anti-clerical, strictly in a political and lawful sense.
Native women were not interfered with by either party, nor were the foreigners, many of whom took refuge at the British Consulate.
No one was hurt, although the shot was evidently intended for my party.
Ascension being a holiday here, all we pianists made up a walking party out to Tiefurt, about two miles distant.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay