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American Political Parties (Grade 8)

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American Political Parties

1. 
What was the name of the first American political party?
  1. Whig
  2. Tory
  3. Federalist
  4. Progressive
2. 
The Federalist Party was opposed to a strong centralized government.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
Who formed the Democratic-Republican Party?
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Aaron Burr
  4. John Jay
4. 
The Democratic-Republican Party favored the rights of states over a strong central government.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
Founded by Andrew Jackson in 1828, the                 Party is the oldest existing political party in the United States.
  1. Green
  2. Republican
  3. Democratic
  4. Libertarian
6. 
The term "liberal" became attached to the Democratic Party during the Great Depression.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
Founded in 1834, the                 Party believed in the power of Congress over the President.
  1. Whig
  2. Liberty
  3. Bull Moose
  4. Know-Nothing
8. 
The Whig Party was in favor of westward expansionism.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
The Liberty Party was primarily made up of abolitionists.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
The                 Party was created in 1848 to prevent the expansion of slavery into western states.
  1. Free-Soil
  2. Republican
  3. Progressive
  4. Prohibition
11. 
The Know-Nothing Party was anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant.
  1. True
  2. False
12. 
The                 Party was founded in 1854 in response to the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
  1. Democratic
  2. Republican
  3. Nullifier
  4. Tory
13. 
Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
The National Women's Party was formed to obtain the right to vote for women.
  1. True
  2. False
15. 
Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive Party was nicknamed the Bull Moose Party.
  1. True
  2. False

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