Was george washington democratic or republic?

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i read that he was neither, that parties didnt exist for that time period, what was he then? and what is a wig? no the hair wigs, but apparently george washington was a wig? what is that? thanks. :D




  1. "Washington was not a member of any political party, and hoped that they would not be formed out of fear of the conflict and stagnation they could cause governance."

  2. The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from 1833 to 1856, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party. In particular, the Whigs supported the supremacy of Congress over the Executive Branch and favored a program of modernization and economic protectionism. Their name was chosen to echo the American Whigs of 1776, who fought for independence, and because "Whig" was then a widely recognized label of choice for people who saw themselves as opposing autocratic rule.

  3. He was neither. They didn't exist when he was in office. As a matter of fact, when he left office he warned everyone nawt to form political parties.

  4. George Washington was never a member of any party, but was universally acclaimed by all as the best choice. Toward the end of his second term, he was showing favoritism to the obnoxious and self-seeking Alex Hamilton, leaning toward Federalist.

    In British politics, Tory was the name of the loyalist party, Whig of the separatists. NOT wig.

  5. I think it is the old republican party before they changed name.  Oh, and it is whig.

  6. Washington was not affiliated with a party and in his Farewell Address he warned of the dangers of having political parties in the U.S. However his policies leaned toward the Federalist Party usually.

  7. I think you are referring to whether Washington was either a Democrat or a Republican.  In the late 18th century there were no Democrats or Republicans in the modern concept with which we are acquainted.  

    There were no political parties as such at that time.  In fact, they are not mentioned in the US Constitution.  The factions of Federalists and Democrat-Republicans (called Republicans at that time) grew out of the disputes between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson and their followers.  I believe Washington preferred Hamilton's policies over those of Jefferson.  However, he thought the President should be above factionalism.

  8. he was a rebublican

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