History of Political Parties in the United States (Post-Civil War)


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The transition from the second evolution of our two-party system (Whigs and Democrats) to the current system of Democrats and Republicans began just prior to what war?

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1. What historical issue destroyed the Whig/Democratic party system?

2. Following the Civil War and Reconstruction, how were political parties based geographically?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through a series of multiple-choice questions, the quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of U.S. political parties following the Civil War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The second evolution of a two-party system
  • The Whig/Democratic party
  • Political parties after Reconstruction
  • Final evolution of the two major political parties

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding U.S. political parties
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the key issues that destroyed the Whig/Democratic party
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the evolution of the two-party system and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To discover more, look at the lesson titled History of Political Parties in the United States (Post-Civil War). The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Details the final evolution of the two-party system
  • Explains the emergence of Democrats and Republicans
  • Covers the modern era of the two-party system
  • Explores the abolition of slavery