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

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The birth of the two-party political system happened with the formal emergence of _____.

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1. Which two presidents ushered in the formation of the second evolution of the two-party system in the United States?

2. Which of the original two major political parties centered around the formation of a strong centralized government?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will show what you know about the political parties in the United States before the Civil War through questions about key figures and events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions in these assessments test knowledge of:

  • The birth of the two-party system
  • The two presidents who initiated the second evolution of the two-party system
  • Which original political party was formed around a strong centralized government
  • Who supported the creation of the Democratic-Republican party

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the birth of the two party system
  • Making connections- use understanding of the first parties to identify the characteristics of one party
  • Reading comprehension-ensure that you draw the most important information about notable figures and which parties they are associated with from the related lesson

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this topic, please review the lesson entitled History of Political Parties in the United States (Pre-Civil War). Within this lesson you will find information that helps you accomplish the following objectives:

  • Detail the creation of parties
  • Explain the rise of Democrats and Whigs
  • Understand the Democratic-Republican party
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