So, sorry, but you will have it backwards. The two original parties had been the Hamilton led Federalists and the Jefferson led Democratic-Republicans. The Federalists had a made up our minds pro British slant (the Democratic-Republicans have been similarly professional-French) and the struggle of 1812 proved to be the Federalists undoing, leaving the Democratic-Republican occasion as the only achievable get together. This split into several splinter parties the foremost of which was once Andrew Jackson's American Democracy department. This used to be a decidedly Jacksonian conservative social gathering, with Jackson being very much a brand new hero of the right wing. The liberal branches coalesced into the Whig celebration which lasted for just a few years except breaking up over abolition. In the wake of the dying of the Whig get together got here the decidedly Lefty Republican social gathering which promoted such socialist schemes as the Morrill Act, the home Act, and the Trans-Continental Railroad.