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American Republican Party
Founded 1843 (1843)
Dissolved 1845 (1845)
Preceded by Whig Party
Merged into Native American Party
Headquarters New York City
Religion Protestantism
Colors      Red      White      Blue
(American flag colors)

The American Republican Party was a minor anti-Catholic, anti-immigration and nativist political organization that was launched in New York in June 1843, largely as a protest against immigrant voters and officeholders.

In 1844, the American Republican Party carried municipal elections in New York City and Philadelphia and expanded so rapidly that by July 1845 a national convention was called. This convention changed the name to the Native American Party and drafted a legislative program calling for a twenty-one-year period preceding naturalization and other sweeping reforms in the immigration policy. Failure to force congressional action on these proposals, combined with the growing national interest in the Mexican problem before the Mexican–American War, led to the party's rapid decline.

Its founders included Lewis Charles Levin, Samuel Kramer, "General" Peter Sken Smith, James Wallace, and John Gitron.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Partido Republicano Americano para niños

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