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  •  Um, no. Look it up. (1+ / 0-)
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    The name of the party was the Republican Party.  This was just a name; it was not the same party as today's Republican Party.  Over time, Jefferson's and Madison's party became known as the Democratic-Republican Party and eventually, when Jackson became President, it was just the Democratic Party.  Years later, in the 1850s, the current Republican Party was founded.

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    by algebrateacher on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 10:55:49 PM PST

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    •  I had always heard it as the (0+ / 0-)

      "Democratic-Republicans" and Democrats have been pointing to Jefferson as the founder of their party for decades.

      From Wikipedia:

      The Democratic-Republican Party was the political party organized by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 1791-93. It stood in opposition to the Federalist Party and controlled the Presidency and Congress, and most states, from 1801 to 1824, during the First Party System. It split after the 1824 presidential election into two parties: the Democratic Party and the short-lived National Republican Party (later succeeded by the Whig Party, many of whose adherents eventually founded the modern Republican Party). [my bold]

      But, I should have looked it up.

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      by ohiolibrarian on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:07:30 PM PST

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