Democratic-Republican Party: Definition & History


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Which group was the ideological precursor of the Democratic-Republicans?

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1. Who was the first Democratic-Republican president?

2. What nickname was given to the election of Thomas Jefferson in 1800?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The political party system in America has a complex history. These study materials will help assess the knowledge you've gained about the early period of this system. You will be tested on specific people who and events that impacted the political history of the early Republic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Federalists and Anti-Federalists
  • The first Democratic-Republican president
  • The Revolution of 1800
  • The Era of Good Feelings
  • The election that signified the end of one party rule

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - use your knowledge to compare and contrast the Federalists and Anti-Federalists
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and Henry Clay to discuss the changes in the political system
  • Critical thinking - apply what you've learned about the Democratic-Republican party to see early American history in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the early American political system, review the lesson on Democratic-Republican Party History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore the origin of the Democratic-Republican party
  • Discuss the important roles that men like Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams played
  • Examine the role of the War of 1812
  • Analyze the downfall of the one party rule and the Election of 1824