- The party of tradition.
- Looked backward to the past.
- Spoke to the fears of Americans
- Opposed banks and corporations as. state-legislated economic
- Opposed state-legislated reforms and preferred individual freedom
- Were Jeffersonian agrarians who favored farms and rural independence
and the right to own slaves.
- Favored rapid territorial expansion over space by purchase or
- Believed in progress through external growth.
- Democratic ideology of agrarianism, slavery, states rights,
territorial expansion was favored in the South.
- The party of modernization.
- Looked forward to the future.
- Spoke to the hopes of Americans.
- Wanted to use federal and state government to promote economic
growth, especially transportation and banks.
- Advocated reforms such as temperance and public schools and
- Were entrepreneurs who favored industry and urban growth and
- Favored gradual territorial expansion over time and opposed
the Mexican War.
- Believed in progress through internal growth
- Whig ideology of urbanization, industrialization, federal rights,
commercial expansion was favored in the North.