Democratic Party Important Events

Timeline created by Yesenia Santiago
  • Democratic party was founded

    The democratic party was formed in formed in 1792. Supporters of Thomas Jefferson used the name Republicans or Jeffersonian Republicans. This party was formed to rival the Federalists party.
  • Democratic-Republican

    In 1796 Democratic party started. Democratic party founded by Thomes Jefferson opposed the Republican party
  • Andrew Jackson becomes President

    Andrew becomes the first Democratic President in 1829
  • First Democratic President

    The first Democrat president is elected in 1829. Andrew Jackson becomes the first Democratic Republican President
  • Martin V. Buren becomes President

    Martin becomes president in 1837
  • James Knox Polk becomes president

    James becomes president in 1845
  • Franklin Pierce becomes president

    Franklin becomes president in 1853.
  • Democrats first presidential cantidate

    The Republicans (Democrats) first presidential cantidate was was John C. Fremont in 1856. He won 1,335,264 votes but was defeated by the Democrats (Republicans) nominee James Buchanan
  • James Buchanan becomes President

    James becomes president in 1857.
  • The Donkey becomes the symbol that represents the Democratic party

    In the 1860s, Thomas Nasta, a writer at Harper's Weekly, came up with the idea of the political cartoon. Nast was the person who came up with the idea to have two animals represent the two main political parties. In his cartoons, the Democratic Party was a donkey and the Republican Party was an elephant
  • Andrew Johnson becomes president

    Andrew becomes President after Abraham Lincon is assasinated.
  • Grover Cleveland becomes President

    Grover becomes President in 1893
  • Woodrow Wilson becomes President

    Woodrow Wilson becomes president in 1913.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President

    Roosevelt becomes president in 1933. Roosevelt has had the longest term president.
  • Harry S Truman becomes president

    Harry S.Truman becomes president after Franklin D. Rossevelt dies.
  • John F Kenndy is elected President

    John F Kenndy defeats Richard Nixion and becomes President. His youth and intelligence caught popular attention.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president after JFK was assinated.
  • JFK Assasination

    John F Kennedy was killed after being shot in 1963 in Dallas, Texas. JFK`s death affected the US because it saddened everyone in America and by withdrawing the troops in Vietnam.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    After JFKs assasination a Civil Rights Act occured. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 help end discrimanation agiant African-Americans. It also allowed blacks and whites to go to the same school.
  • James E. Carter becomes president

    James Carter becomes president in 1977.
  • Bill Clinton is elected President

    Clinton wins in 1993 Election and becomes president.
  • Bill Clinton intern scandal

    he was impeached for obstruction of justice in a scandal involving a White House intern, but was acquitted by the U.S. Senate and he went on to serve his complete term of office.
  • Barack Obama becomes first A-A president

    Obama defeats John McCain in the 2008 election and becomes the first African-American President ever in the United States.