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noun

  1. a former political party in the United States; active in the 1850s to keep power out of the hands of immigrants and Roman Catholics

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  1. The American Party was a conservative party in the United States. Originally called the American Independent Party, it was renamed in 1969 by representatives from 37 states. Following the 1972 election, the American Party split from the American Independent Party. Both of the parties have nominated candidates for the presidency and other offices, although the AIP has considered itself a California affiliate of the Constitution Party. In New York, the party ran a state ticket in 1974 under the name of Courage Party, because a state law there prohibits the use of the word "American" on the ballot. The American Party won its strongest finish in the 1972 presidential election; nominee John G. Schmitz carried 1,090,673 votes.
  2. The American Party was a political party in Utah from 1904 to 1911. It was designed to counter the influence of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah politics.
  3. The American Party was a short-lived minor political party during the early 20th century. It was "formed by a number of disgruntled Democrats and admirers of William Sulzer." The party was incorporated on April 13, 1914 at Albany.
  4. The American Party of 1924 was a short-lived American political party.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for American Party

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Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History (2012)

by Donald T. Critchlow, Philip R. VanderMeer

The American Republican Party (later simply the American Party) was founded in New York City in 1843; in coalition with the Whigs, it elected a nativist mayor of New York in 1844. Advocating a ban on Catholic and foreign-born officeholders ...

Google previewDictionary of American Government and Politics (2010)

by Duncan Watts

But American party history is noted for the turbulence gener- ated ...

Google previewA Dictionary of American Politics (1892)

by Everit Brown, Albert Strauss

(See American Party II.) Anti-Monopoly Party.

Google previewRevolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2010)

An Encyclopedia by Steven L. Danver

The American Party, commonly called the “Know-Nothing Party,” was a part of the American nativist movement, which became powerful in the period from 1854 until 1856. It was involved in clashes with Roman Catholics, predominantly Irish ...

Google previewEncyclopedic dictionary of American history (1900)

by John Franklin Jameson

The American party made its last appearance in the national arena under the name of the Constitutional Union party, at Baltimore, and nominated John Bell, of Tennessee, for President. The Republican party elected Mr. Lincoln President.

Google previewAmerican Reference Library: Encyclopedic dictionary of American reference, by J.F. Jameson and J.W. Buel (1900)

The American party made its last appear. ance in the national arena under the name of the Constitutional Union party, at Baltimore, and nominated John Bell, of Tennessee, for President. The Republican party elected Mr. Lincoln President.

Google previewAmerican Reference Library: Encyclopedic dictionary of American reference, by J. Franklin Jameson & J.W. Buel (1900)

The American party made its last appearance in the national arena under the name of the Constitutional Union party, at Baltimore, and nominated John Bell, of Tennessee, for President. The Republican party elected Mr. Lincoln President.

Google previewAmerican Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment, John Radzilowski

The American Party fell apart after that election, however, and although a number of former Know-Nothings joined the much more successful Republican Party before and during the Civil War, the new party adopted few of the Know-Nothings « ...

Google previewDictionary of Politics (1992)

Selected American and Foreign Political and Legal Terms by Walter John Raymond

See AMERICAN PARTY. American Near East Refugee Aid. See ARAB LOBBY. American Party.

Google previewRace and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic [4 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic by Charles A. Gallagher, Cameron D. Lippard

Millard Fillmore was the 1856 presidential candidate of the Know-Nothing Party ( also called the American Party), a group that epitomized the growing tide of anti- Catholic and anti-immigrant feeling in the United States in the 1850s.

Google previewPresidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] (2012)

The Complete Encyclopedia by Robert North Roberts, Scott John Hammond, Valerie A. Sulfaro

Also known as the KnowNothing Party, the American Party was officially formed in 1849. Originally established as a secret society, this Nativist group was concerned with the influx of poor Catholic immigrants into the United States, particularly ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of United States Political Parties (2009)

by Harold F. Bass, Jr.

It became faction ridden in the 1970s, and one group split away to form the American Party. In 1976, the American Independent Party nominated Lester Maddox, former Democratic governor of Georgia, for president. In doing so, the party ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Political History (2010)

by Andrew Robertson, William G. Shade, Robert Johnston, Robert Zieger, Thomas Langston, Richard Valelly

Because the American Party never held a congressional majority and rarely controlled all three branches of any state government, it could not pass most of its anti-immigrant agenda. In a few states, KnowNothings banned immigrant militias ...

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