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Political Parties

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American Independent Party
The American Independent Party
was organized in 1967 on a strong states' rights platform. Its first presidential candidate was George C. Wallace, then Governor of Alabama.
Free Soil Party
The Free Soil Party
was formed by angry Democrats in 1848. The platform of the Free Soil Party opposed the extension of slavery into new territories or states, but carefully avoided the question of whether slavery itself should remain legal.
People's Party
The People's Party
also known as the Populist Party, grew out of dissatisfaction with the way Democrats and Republicans alike were dealing with the financial crisis then affecting poor, white cotton farmers in the South and drought-stricken wheat farmers in the Plains. It was formed in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1892.
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