Although President Martin Van Buren was one of the creators of the Democratic Party, some might say his son indirectly created the Republican party (perhaps by accident). Learn how the former President, his son John Van Buren, the Free Soil Party, and the Barnburners contributed to the prevention of slavery expansion in the U.S. and the prominence of single-issue politicking.Support the show
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