Early US Political Parties
Which was NOT an important political party when the constitution was ratified?
A. Whigs. The Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans were the first two American political parties. The Democratic-Republicans were also sometimes called Democrats or Anti-Federalists. Whigs were a British political party at the time of the Revolution, and the American Whig party didn't exist until the 19th century. (www.constitutionfacts.com)