American Party

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n American Party 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • American Party (U. S. Politics) a party, about 1854, which opposed the influence of foreign-born citizens, and those supposed to owe allegiance to a foreign power.
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Quotations

  • Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich
    “In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.”

Usage

In literature:

About this time the most striking and sinister figure in American Party history loomed into greatness.
"Charles Sumner Centenary" by Archibald H. Grimke
The American fleet, that one party's newspapers bellowed, was imperialistic, capitalistic, and decadent.
"The Invaders" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
As usual, there are also numerous names of Americans, including those of Miss Mary Anderson and party.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
The cameleer led the beast to where a party of tourists, obviously American, waited.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Independence of party is less rare among American than among European newspapers; but courage such as Godkin's is rare everywhere.
"Studies in Contemporary Biography" by James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
Dr. Okola, of the University of the Philippines, local adviser to the American party, also had attended the dinner.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
At a dinner party arranged for me by the American consul at Rangoon, I met many of the prominent men in this city.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
The Greenback party polled 81,740 votes, the Prohibition 9,522, and the American 2,636, none gaining an electoral vote.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
The Boston Tea Party and the War of Independence were due to British vices and the triumph of American virtues.
"Victory out of Ruin" by Norman Maclean
Political parties in Cuba had their origin about the time of American intervention in the war.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
A company of Americans, while crossing the Rio Grande to attend a ball at Rima, were fired upon by a party of Mexican soldiers.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
A new idea in entertaining for Thanksgiving, "the pie party," makes use of this American product.
"Suppers" by Paul Pierce
Americans amuse themselves gaily, and ladies are always of the party.
"Jonathan and His Continent" by Max O'Rell
We ought to look at the whole American party, the North and South, to see the total condition of the people.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
Not all American liberals tied themselves to the party line; but few found any other attachment.
"Proclaim Liberty!" by Gilbert Seldes
This was a signal for the breaking up of the party; and the two American gentlemen were at liberty to withdraw.
"A Hero of the Pen" by E. Werner
The American millionaire was giving a luncheon party.
"The Oyster" by A Peer
Upon the grand and overshadowing question of American slavery, the American party must take its position.
"Presidential Candidates:" by D. W. Bartlett
Here a party of Americans was posted in a mill, which they abandoned on his approach.
"Vermont" by Rowland E. Robinson
A meeting of the Native American party was attacked and dispersed.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
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In news:

Indebted Americans and the economy would be better off if the US put a temporary stop to lawsuits by third-party debt collectors.
Ask any politically aware citizen what is wrong with American politics today, and one answer you will surely get is "The Two-Party System.".
Boonsboro American Legion Auxiliary hosts Christmas party.
American Legion to host children's Christmas party.
LADD — The Ladd American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 5 pm Tuesday for its annual Christmas party.
Gift Wrapping Party/Bake Sale: American Legion, 132 Williams Road, Ashburnham.
There was a time, not quite within the memory of Americans now alive, when the principal argument between the major parties was over the tariff.
They are more popular than the Democratic Party, which is viewed favorably by 49 percent of Americans, and far more popular than the opposition Republican Party, seen favorably by only 30 percent of Americans.
Fewer Americans feel favorably about the tea party movement .
On the Monday before July 4, as Americans planned their holiday parties, the Internet got mugged .
It is a well-recognized fact in our American political system that bad behavior transcends party affiliation.
JUST four months into his new job as a New York Times Op-Ed columnist, Joe Nocera banged out a blistering screed against Tea Party Republicans who "have waged jihad on the American people.".
As the fall election season nears its welcome end, there are a few people and parties missing, at least in California: the candidates of the Green, Libertarian, American Independent and Peace and Freedom parties.
Florida Senate candidate and tea-party darling Marco Rubio is riding the wave of what he calls "the single greatest pushback in American history".
Americans Aren't in the Mood to Support Either Political Party .
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