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In England, the Tory Party was the party that supported the King and the aristocracy in general, in contrast with the Whigs. During the American Revolution, the term "tory" was applied to any Loyalist. No party of that name ever came into existence in the United States, although the Federalists were by philosophical inclination the closest to them.
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