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14 - The French Revolution and the Making of the American Democratic Party

from Part II - The French Revolution Radicalizes Social Movements

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 October 2021

Micah Alpaugh
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University of Central Missouri
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The corresponding societies of the Age of Revolutions survived through turning into more durable organizations – political parties. The Democratic-Republicans hotly contested the election of 1796 but suffered reversals for being Francophile enthusiasts amid the Quasi-War of 1798. Despite being threatened with repression by the Alien and Sedition Acts, however, party activists remobilized for the election of 1800, which brought Thomas Jefferson to the presidency and the Democratic-Republicans into power.

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Friends of Freedom
The Rise of Social Movements in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions
, pp. 365 - 394
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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