In its earliest years, the Whig Party was unified solely by its opposition to President Andrew Jackson (leader of the "Democratic" Party).
In fact, the name "Whig" was chosen by party members to identify their opposition to the "tyranny" of "King Andrew" (as they nicknamed him) with that of the British anti-royal Whig Party of the 18th century. (Note that, during the later part of the American Revolution, the Tory Party supported King George III in the war effort, and these were opposed by the Whigs.)
Less cynically, many of the "republican" principles of Whigs in Parliament during the 17th and 18th century were those championed by the founding fathers. The naming of parties to identify the principles they stood for was common early in American history: early supporters of the Constitution were "Federalists"; their opponents (a group organized esp around Jefferson & Madison) adopted the name "Republicans"; Jackson's supporters called themselves "Democrats" or "the Democracy".
At first he was part of the Whig party, but soon became a Republican.
A new party, the Republicans.
The initial issue uniting members of the new Whig Party was the opposition to Jackson
What did the Democratic Party and the Whig party have in common
Modern Whig Party was created in 2009.
The Whig party. (Not the wig party! The Whig party!) ~Guardiavoir
The party that was formed was called the Whig Party.
Florida Whig Party was created in 2006.
Whig party died
The whig party
In the election of 1852 the Whig Party began to be destroyed. The party was divided on whether or not to allow slavery in the new territories.
Whig Party - United States - was created in 1833.
Whig - British political party - was created in 1678.
Whig Party - United States - ended in 1856.
The 'Whig' party was organized against Andrew Fackson