The United States is a two-party country. This means that one of two parties typically wins an election. Those two parties are the Democrats and Republicans. However, before there were Democrats and Republicans, the country had a two-party system involving Federalists and Democratic-Republicans. The Federalists disappeared by the 1820s and the Democratic-Republicans would later become the Democratic Party. They soon faced an adversary for a short in the 1830s-1850s in the Whig Party. The Whigs slowly faded away and factions from their party formed what we know as the Republican Party. Third parties consistently find little success in elections at the national, state, and local levels.
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