Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Democratic Party (in Wisconsin)
Democratic Party poster, 1960 (WHi-56515)
under Andrew Jackson (1829-1837), it espoused popular government against aristocratic rule, and won all but two presidential elections in the period 1837-1860, when many Democrats also held local office in Wisconsin. As the Civil War approached, the national party split apart over slavery, with Southern Democrats led by Jefferson Davis and Northern Democrats by Stephen Douglas. For almost a century, the party was extremely weak in Wisconsin, with Republicans controlling virtually all offices until 1930, either through the traditional "stalwart" wing or the "progressive" wing of the party. In 1934 the latter broke off to form the Progressive Party, which lured many potential Democrats. The party was only effectively resurrected after World War Two by Gaylord Nelson, William Proxmire, and other modern leaders.
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42 records found
Albion Academy (Historic Marker)
Barber, Joel Allen 1809 - 1881
Bergh, Johan Arndt 1847 - 1927
Black, Spencer 1950
Burke, Brian B. 1958
Civil War: 13th Infantry
Davidson, John Nelson 1848 - 1945
Democratic Party (in Wisconsin)
Denniston House (Historic Marker Erected 1969)
Dewey, Nelson 1813 - 1889
Four Lakes, City of the
Homme, Even Johnson 1843 - 1903
Hulst, Nelson Powell 1842 - 1923
Little Bohemia raid
Ludington, Harrison 1812 - 1891
Ludington, Nelson 1818 - 1883
Lumberjacks' nicknames (logging)
Nelson Dewey-First Governor of Wisconsin (Historic
Nelson [origin of place name]
Nelson, Adolphys Peter 1872 - 1927
Nelson, Buffalo Co.
Nelson, Gaylord A. 1916-2005
Nelson, George Bliss 1876 - 1943
Nelson, John Mandt 1870 - 1955
Nelson, Town of, Buffalo Co.
Nelson, Village of, Buffalo Co.
Nelsonville (historical), Eau Claire Co.
Nelsonville, Portage Co.
Nelsonville, Village of, Portage Co.
Neville, Arthur Courtenay 1850 - 1929
Notestein, Barbara 1949
Outdoor Recreation Act Program (ORAP)
Paine, Edward Lathrop 1801 - 1893
Stone, John Nelson 1835 - 1919
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Tittemore, James Nelson 1864 - 1949
Tweedy, John Hubbard 1814 - 1891
Wells, Horatio Nelson 1808 - 1858