American Political Parties of the 1850s

Author: Eddie | Subject: American Political Parties

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Article excerpt: The 1850's were a period of significant social and political upheaval in the United States, which led to the destruction of the previously existing two party system of government. Much of this political unrest was brought about by the changing views regarding the major social issues of the day, these being related to slavery, immigration and temperance. This actually resulted in a situation where, during the decade being discussed, there were six political parties in existence at some stage during the decade.