Democratic Party History

Timeline created by km4195
  • A New Party

    Democratic Party was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1792 to fight for a BIl of Rights against The Federalists Party. Before it was called Democratic-Republican Party, and then it split.
  • 1st Democratic President

    Thomas Jefferson is elected as the first Democratic president.
  • The Jacksonians Era

    Election of John Quincy Adams led to a four way split among Democrats and Republicans. He emerged as a new leader. Jacksonian Democrats created convention process, and party platform.
  • Presidential Convention

    1st Democaratic Presidential National Convention is held.
  • Panic of 1857

    Banks over speculated, many Americans suffered as the result of the panic.
  • 20th Century

    Woodrow Wilson becomes first Democratic president in the 20th century. Led the country through WWI, fought the League of Nations and passed 1st child labor laws.
  • WWI

    Harry Truman is president during World War I.
  • The Great Depression

    The stock market crashes, banks are corrupted, and Great Depression hits the nation.
  • FDR

    Franklin D. Roosevelt get elected and passes the New Deal Laws to recover the nation form the Great Depression.
  • Pearl Harbor

    In the morning of December 7, Japan mIlitary made a surprising attack on Us Military naval base, on Pearl harbor. Intending to prevent the US military to interfere in Japanese military actions.
  • WWII

    Harry Truman takes office after FDR's death, and gives the order to drop the Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Grover Cleveland enforces the 15th amendment to gurantee voting rights for African Americans
  • JFK's Assasination

    John F Kennedy get assasinated while driving to Texas on political issues.
  • NASA, 1st Man on the Moon

    During Johnson's administration, NASA began a manned space program and the Apollo program. Apollo 8 included the first human spaceflight to the Moon. Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal destroys Nixon's presidency. After trying to cover up his involvement he gets reasinged.Gerald Ford takes office.
  • Mt St Helen Erruption

    Most destructive volcanic event in the US History.
  • First African American

    Barrack H. Obama becomes the first African American to take ofice.
  • Osama Bin Laden Killed

    United States forces track down terrorist Osama Bin laden hiding in Pakistan, and he is killed.
  • 2012 Presidential Debate

    President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have first Presidential Debate held, for the 2012 election in Denver Colorado.
  • Impeachment

    Bill Clinton gets impeached, by a scandal in whch he was iinvolved in a relationship with a White House intern.