democratic-republican party : Definition, Usages, News and More
n a former major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; opposed the old Federalist party; favored a strict interpretation of the constitution in order to limit the powers of the federal government
Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2014. There are 323 days left in the year. On Feb. 11, 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a redistricting law favoring his Democratic-Republican Party — giving rise to the term "gerrymandering."
Feb. 11, 2014 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune