The Whig Party was formed in 1834 to oppose what its members considered the heavy-handed and tyrannical presidency of Andrew Jackson and his Democratic Party. The name implied hostility to royalty. More »

The Whig party believed in strong national banks, economic protection, tariffs and a strong federal government rather than state governments. The party was created in the United States in 1834 to oppose the Democratic pa... More »

The American Whig party stood for an opposition to tyranny and domestic improvements; they were largely a coalition unified against the policies of Andrew Jackson. The American Whigs derived their name and attitude from ... More »

The Populist Party was also referred to as the People's Party, and the main cause of failure was confusion and discord among the party's own members, with many members favoring fusion with the Democratic Party and others... More »

The Bull Moose Party formed as a splinter group within the Republican Party owing to significant unhappiness among a number of members regarding the renomination of President William Howard Taft, who they didn't believe ... More »

Examples of political parties include the Democratic Party (U.S.), the Conservative Party (U.K.), the Christian Democratic Union (Germany) and the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (Zimbabwe). According to Merr... More »

To find a list of the Democratic Party offices by state, users should visit, the Democratic Party's official website. Near the bottom of the page, under the About heading, users can select the State Parties... More » Government & Politics Politics Political Parties