Political Firsts

The presidential firsts related to politics and political parties.

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First president unaffiliated with a political partyGeorge Washington
First president elected from the Whig partyWilliam Henry Harrison
First president elected from the Democratic partyAndrew Jackson
First president elected from the Republican partyAbraham Lincoln
First president to be expelled from his party while in officeJohn Tyler
First president to be nominated as a dark horse candidateJames K. Polk
First president to lose his party's nomination for a second termFranklin Pierce
First president to appear five times on a national ticketFranklin D. Roosevelt

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