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American Political Parties (Grade 8)

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American Political Parties

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

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