The Freedemian Party was a political party in Freedemia that existed roughly from the country's official establishment in 1806 to the mid 1950s, when Amendment 13 banned political parties. The term previously and originally referred to the group that supported Freedemia's independence from Ingerland.
The Pre-Freedemia Days- Original Meaning
Originally, the term "Freedemian party" referred not to a political party, but to those supporting the Freedemian Independence Movement. The actual term "Freedemian party" originated in an article written by Kendall Diesenfeld in 1779 about the growing desire for Freedemian independence. The article states "While a large party desires to be loyal to mother Ingerland, a growing unrest and disconnect from our motherland leaves a party of Freedemians, longing for freedom, and independence. I, fellow men and women, am one of this Freedemian party."
Over time, the term caught on, and over the course of the movement, people began to categorize under two main groups, the "Freedemian Party", which wanted full independence from Ingerland (though most wanted to continue good relations with the Ingerish) and the "Loyalist Party", which supported staying part of Ingerland (some even wanted more direct connections, as the territory had become quite independent from Ingerland's leadership which had taken the laissez-faire approach).
Early Freedemian Days- The presidency of James Franklinson
Freedemia would become a nation on 1792, and would begin to establish a Constitution. The Constitution was developed in 1802, and the first election was held according to said Constitution in 1805 for the 1806 leadership. James Franklinson would win by a large margin, having had helped spearhead the independence movement. James Franklinson and vice president Cynthia McFoster both proudly called themselves part of the Freedemian party, and claimed the presidency as a victory for the Freedemian party once and for all. It was then that leadership began to develop this new idea of what the Freedemian Party meant, and used it as a platform to push for Freedemia as they imagined it.
Becoming a Political Party
The way that Franklinson and McFoster used the platform of the "Freedemian Party" to push policies, a vision for the country, and an agenda made the name become more political. Over the course of the next 8 years, the term Freedemian Party slowly became synonymous for the things that Franklinson and McFoster had pushed for, including a fair, regulated economy and government protection of people's rights.
However, in 1814, Harriet Elman was elected president on many of the same policies. Vice President Deanna McCutther came in second, with contrasting policy. Over the course of those 4 years, McCutther (who had originally ran alongside Elman in 1814) found herself with several policy differences, choosing to run against her in 1818. While runners up always became the VP, candidates didn't begin running without a "running mate" until the 1834 election. McCutther ran largely on a platform of less government interference in the economy and no government interference in people's lives unless in the case of an individual's rights being violated in a way that required assistance from the outside. She claimed it was a way to conserve power and resources, which contributed to her taking on the mantra of the "Conservative Party" along with running mate Kevin Garner.
Over the next 15 years, the "parties" began to form more clearly, and began to choose candidates they thought would best push for their values and goals.
End of Party
The Freedemian Party, like all other parties, was banned under Amendment 13 passed by President Sean Bond in 1957, thus ceasing to exist.