The Whig Party

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A Whig is either a member of the 19th century American political party, or a a member of a British political party that originated in the 17th century.

In the United States, the Whigs were active from 1833 to 1854. Whigs supported the supremacy of Congress over the President. The party was founded as an organized protest against the "tyranny" of President Andrew Jackson and his economic policies. Though...

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