So! You Want to Start Your Own Political Party?
Abigail Fillmore: Law, Politics and Govt
Skill: Middle School
Time Required: One to two class periods
The first half of the 19th century was a time when a number of small, issue-oriented political parties were founded. One of these, the so-called “Know-Nothing” Party, ran Millard Fillmore for re-election in 1856.
The Anti-Masonic Party
The Whig Party
The Liberty Party
The Free-Soil Party
The Know-Nothing Party
This lesson was developed by Averil McClelland, Kent State University.