Politics and Elections. The Origins of Political Parties. Madison’s view of “faction” First U.S. political parties: Federalists and Anti-Federalists Battle began over a strong central government vs. states’ and individual rights. “Congressional Pugilists,” a 1798 political cartoon.
“Congressional Pugilists,” a 1798 political cartoon
An 1860 campaign poster for Abraham Lincoln
Third-party poster from the 1912 presidential campaign
Verifying the Electoral College vote in the House of Representatives, 1913