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What Political Party Would You Be A Member Of In 1860?

Let's see if your political party affiliation is everlasting. Find out if you would be a member of the same political party you are today!

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  1. What is your stance on State Rights v. Federal Power?

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    States should decide most things since all states have different positions depending on what is more important of the people in that state.
    States should decide most things since all states have different positions depending on what is more important of the people in that state.
    The Federal Government should decide most things since we are one country, and we should make sure we all have similar rules to ensure we are nationally cohesive.
    The Federal Government should decide most things since we are one country, and we should make sure we all have similar rules to ensure we are nationally cohesive.
  2. What is your stance on federal income taxation?

    We don't need to have income taxes. Most infrastructure costs our country needs should be paid for by private donations, volunteers, and businesses who support these causes.
    We don't need to have income taxes. Most infrastructure costs our country needs should be paid for by private donations, volunteers, and businesses who support these causes.
    We should have income taxes to ensure all citizens are contributing their fair share, so the government can provide additional infrastructure we need, that donations and private businesses may not be able to adequately cover.
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    We should have income taxes to ensure all citizens are contributing their fair share, so the government can provide additional infrastructure we need, that donations and private businesses may not be able to adequately cover.
  3. What is your stance on tariffs?

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    I support strong tariffs so we can obtain additional government revenue from other countries who wish to sell their imported goods to Americans, and because those other countries are benefiting by selling their goods here.
    I support strong tariffs so we can obtain additional government revenue from other countries who wish to sell their imported goods to Americans, and because those other countries are benefiting by selling their goods here.
    I do not support strong tariffs, because Americans should be able to buy goods from other countries at cheaper prices if we want to buy their goods, and it restricts free trade, and they may then institute reciprocal tariffs.
    I do not support strong tariffs, because Americans should be able to buy goods from other countries at cheaper prices if we want to buy their goods, and it restricts free trade, and they may then institute reciprocal tariffs.
  4. What is your stance on federal transportation?

    I am against having a federal transportation system because it is expensive and unnecessary, and we cannot afford it. Most things people need, they can get from within their home state, and don't need to leave their home state.
    I am against having a federal transportation system because it is expensive and unnecessary, and we cannot afford it. Most things people need, they can get from within their home state, and don't need to leave their home state.
    I am for having a federal transportation system because, although it is expensive, it will benefit us all by making it easier to travel across the country, promoting interstate commerce, and national cohesiveness.
    I am for having a federal transportation system because, although it is expensive, it will benefit us all by making it easier to travel across the country, promoting interstate commerce, and national cohesiveness.
  5. What is your stance on land ownership and homestead rights?

    The government should not be giving away free land to people just because they are patriotic. It should be open to anybody regardless of whether they are patriotic or not, if they have the money to pay a proper market value for it.
    The government should not be giving away free land to people just because they are patriotic. It should be open to anybody regardless of whether they are patriotic or not, if they have the money to pay a proper market value for it.
    Anybody who is a confirmed American patriot may be granted full ownership rights of unoccupied land, to improve the land, as a reward for being patriotic and helping the country expand and be prosperous.
    Anybody who is a confirmed American patriot may be granted full ownership rights of unoccupied land, to improve the land, as a reward for being patriotic and helping the country expand and be prosperous.

What Political Party Would You Be A Member Of In 1860?

You got: Republican!

In 1860, in addition to Republicans being anti-slavery, they supported strong tariffs due to anti-Europe sentiment, since he felt that they were taking advantage of American consumers. Our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln was also the first president to institute the national income tax to support railroad expansion and later, the war effort. Lincoln also did not feel that states should be able to decide all things, since there was concern that with the country expanding, that more new states might allow slavery, which he felt the federal government should not allow. He also supported the Homestead Act which allowed any American who did not take up arms against the United States, to be granted ownership of up to 160 acres of unoccupied land out west, something the Southern democrats resented. If this surprises you, perhaps, this shows that political parties may change over time, or that we all are Americans, regardless of political party preference.

Republican!
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You got: Democrat!

The Democrats in 1860 were pro state rights, and did not believe the federal government should be able to decide things for them, which included slavery, but also many other things, as there were Democrats were anti-slavery, but still felt the states should be able to govern their own affairs. They also felt that the Homestead Act was discriminatory to Southerners who rebelled against actions they felt were unfair to them, and that this was a further slap in the face, because it directly excluded them. They also felt we should not alienate Europe, and shouldn't have to pay for a government funded national railroad system, and not the military that was fighting a war against them, and that their army was supported solely by the families and charity organizations and community efforts. If this surprises you, perhaps, this shows that political parties may change over time, or that we all are Americans, regardless of political party preference.

Democrat!
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