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Encyclopedia > Liberty Party (United States)

The Liberty Party was a political party in the United States during the mid-19th century. The party was an early abolitionist supporter. It broke away from the American Anti-Slavery Society due to grievances with William Lloyd Garrison's leadership. This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... The American Anti-Slavery Society (1833-1870) was founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan. ... William Lloyd Garrison William Lloyd Garrison (December 12, 1805, Newburyport, Massachusetts - May 24, 1879, New York City) was a United States abolitionist and reformer. ...


The Liberty Party nominated James G. Birney for President in 1840 and 1844. The party did not attract much support. In 1848, the party met in Buffalo, New York, with other groups to form the Free Soil Party. James Gillespie Birney (February 4, 1792–November 25, 1857) was an American presidential candidate for the Liberty Party in the 1840 and 1844 elections. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial view of downtown Buffalo, New York Buffalo is an American city in western New York. ... The Free Soil Party was a short-lived political party in the United States organized in 1848 that petered out by about 1852. ...


There was another American party called the Liberty Party in the early 1930's, founded on the economic theories of W.H. "Coin" Harvey (1851-1936). Harvey was its presidential candidate in 1932; he received about 53,000 votes.


See also: List of political parties in the United States Political parties in the United States lists political parties in the United States. ...


 
 

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