ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
December 11, 1971
The Libertarian Party is Formed
On this day in 1971, the Libertarian party was formed in Colorado Spring at the home of David Nolan. It was
formed as an alternative to the Democratic and Republican parties whom they believe have diverged from the
principles of the American Founding Fathers.
The Libertarian Party is one of the largest alternatives to the Democratic and Republican parties with more than
200,000 voters registered.