How to Pronounce whig?

Correct pronunciation for the word "whig" is [wˈɪɡ], [wˈɪɡ], [w_ˈɪ_ɡ].

"Whig" in context

The whig Party formed in the United States in 1834 and was one of the two major political parties at the time. It was a major force in American politics until the mid-1850s. The Whigs emerged from the National Republican movement in response to President Andrew Jackson's perceived dictatorial tendencies. The party was characterised by opposition to Jackson's policies, an emphasis on federal supremacy over state rights and the importance of infrastructure projects for economic development. The party was also strongly anti-slavery and in favour of internal improvements such as expensive canals and roads.

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