PARTY STRATEGY AND NEW LEADERSHIP
THE National Republican party was thoroughly discredited at the end of 1833. Its leader and its principles had been rejected in the preceding election, and nullification had sown the seeds of suspicion between Webster's friends and those who welcomed the alliance with Calhoun. In August, 1833, Niles predicted the use of "new rules of action,"1 and in November Adams commented upon the disintegration of parties.2 The ground was therefore cleared for a new organization, but Webster's dreams of using this opportunity for the organization of a party in open support of nationalist ideas came to nothing in a maze of political intrigues. Political necessities, as in the campaign of 1832, required a coalition, and expediency suggested the adoption of a new name that would be free of the National Republican heritage of defeat. The Whig party was born in the spring of 1834 under circumstances that promised a successful future. It was not, however, until after the results of the election of____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Origins of the Whig Party. Contributors: E. Malcolm Carroll - Author. Publisher: Duke University Press. Place of publication: Durham, NC. Publication year: 1925. Page number: 118.