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Libertarian Party
John Taylor
Congressman John Taylor of Virginia was one of the first nationally known Libertarians in the URAS, and served as the Prime Minister nominee in 1820.

Founded

1805

Preceded By

Jeffersonian Party

Ideology

Free Trade, Noninterventionism, Individual Rights, Abolitionism, Anti-Statism

Size

Minority

Colors

Gold

The Libertarian Party is a political party in the Union of Royal American States. Founded in late 1805 by a group of John Adams disciples, it quickly became a regional party in New England and former Canada. To large and widespread to be a fringe party, but far to small to be a national organization, the Libertarian Party is considered to be the third largest political party in the country, far behind the Whigs and Crowns. The Libertarian Party has never had a Prime Minister to represent their interests, although several times they have endorsed the Whig nominee who had succeeded in winning office.

Currently the party's platform reflects an interest in cutting back the size of government and the power of the monarchy, free trade, individual rights, gradual abolition of slavery, and a noninterventionist foreign policy.

History of the Libertarian PartyEdit

1805-1824Edit

1824-1832Edit

1832-Present DayEdit

Candidates of the Libertarian PartyEdit

The Libertarian Party has been holding nominating conventions since 1816, when they nominated their first national ticket.

Libertarian Nominees
Year For Prime Minister For Viceroy Result
1812 James Madison* John Taylor* Defeated
1816 Endorsement of Whig Party Nominees Defeated
1820 John Taylor Nathaniel Macon Defeated
1824 Endorsement of Whig Party Nominees Victorious
1828 John Randolph Defeated
1832 Endorsement of Whig Party Nominees Defeated
1836 Daniel Webster Andrew Stevenson Defeated
1840 Daniel Webster James Fenimore Cooper Defeated
1844 Daniel Webster Ralph Waldo Emerson Defeated
1848 Daniel Webster Ralph Waldo Emerson Defeated
1852 Daniel Webster Ralph Waldo Emerson Defeated
1856 John Van Buren Ralph Waldo Emerson Defeated
1860 Lysander Spooner Defeated
  • Although there was no official nominating convention, these candidates were supported by most Libertarians, despite the fact that James Madison was the President of Tenasee at the time.