Jeffersonian Republicans

The Jeffersonian Republicans, or Old Republicans as they were also known, were in the words of John Randolph advocates of the following ideas: “love of peace, hatred of offensive war, jealousy of the State governments towards the General Government and of the influence of the Executive over the coordinate branches of the Government; a dread of standing armies; a loathing of public debt, taxes, and excises; tenderness for the liberty of the citizen; jealousy, Argus-eyed jealousy, of the patronage of the President.” They were active from the late 18th century to the 1830s.

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