Partidul Whig a fost un partid politic american in timpul perioadei cunoscută ca Democrația Jackson. A funcționat între anii 1833 și 1856 si a fost fondat pentru a lupta împotriva politicii duse de președintele Andrew Jackson și Partidul Democrat.

Partidul Whig a susținut supremația Congresului peste ramura executivă și a favorizat programul pentru modernizare și protecționism economic. Numele partidului lor este un tribut adus celor cunoscuți ca American Whigs care au luptat pentru independență în 1776.

Din Partidul Whig făceau parte politicieni precum au fost Daniel Webster, William Henry Harrison, Henry Clay (liderul partidului), dar și eroi de război precum generalul Zachary Taylor și Winfield Scott. Abraham Lincoln a fost liderul Whig leader din Illinois.

Patru dintre președinții Statelor Unite ale Americii au fost membri ai Partidului Whig: William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor și Millard Fillmore.

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  • ^aAlthough Tyler was elected vice president as a Whig, his policies soon proved to be opposed to most of the Whig agenda, and he was officially expelled from the party in 1841, a few months after taking office.

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