The first steps toward this change had been taken, however, by the Republicans in 1870.
When the republicans triumphed Martos retired into exile, and soon afterwards into private life.
In the United States, where we have mostly Democrats and Republicans, life is largely the same no matter who is in charge.
It was the only battle which I have ever witnessed, the only battle-field I ever trod while the battle was raging; internecine war; the red republicans on the one hand, and the black imperialists on the other.
As the recognized leader of the new party, his nomination by the Republicans for the presidency in 1856 and in 1860 was regarded as certain; but in each instance he was put aside for another.