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QUIDS. Adapted from tertium quid ("third something"), the term "quid" was used in the early nineteenth century to refer to a member of a third political party or faction composed of disaffected Jeffersonian (or Democratic) Republicans, who attracted Federalist support with varying success. Quids were most commonly so called in Pennsylvania and New York, although the term was occasionally used in other states. "Quid" was generally applied reproachfully by political opponents and was rarely used in self-designation. No national Quid party ever developed, and most Quids continued to regard themselves as Jeffersonian Republicans.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Cunningham, Noble E., Jr. The Jeffersonian Republicans in Power: Party Operation, 1801–1809. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1963.

———. "Who Were the Quids?" Mississippi Valley Historical Re-view 50 (1963).

Noble E.CunninghamJr./a. g.

See alsoFederalist Party ; New York State ; Pennsylvania ; Political Parties ; Republicans, Jeffersonian .

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Quids

Quids, in U.S. political history, an extreme states' rights group of Jeffersonian Republicans led by John Randolph of Virginia. Feeling that Thomas Jefferson and James Madison had retreated from the states' rights position they had taken in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and that they had in fact become nationalists, the Quids tried to deprive Madison of the Democratic-Republican presidential nomination in 1808. Their candidate, James Monroe, however, received sizable support only in Virginia, and Jefferson's prestige secured Madison's nomination.

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