What regional, religious and ethnic factors distinguished the two major parties? Despire basic issue agreement, what cuturally related issues tended to divide the parties?
DEMOCRATIC: White Southerners, Catholic voters, recent immigrants, poorer workers
REPUBLICAN: Black and White Northerners, Protestants, middle class, older generations
Division of the parties: mostly immigration. Republicans tended to support restricting immigration and favored temperance so catholics and immigrants went to the Democrats.