What are the different characteristics of the Democrats and the Whigs on a wide range of issues? How did regional difference matter?

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The Democrats wanted a confederation that loosly connected the states, while the Whigs wanted a stronger union. These groups also differed in their thoughts about the economy. The Democratics wanted a more "laissez-faire" economy and wanted only state and local banks, not a national bank. On the other hand, the Whigs...

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