History of The Democratic Party

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  • The Start of the Democratic Party

    The Democratic Party was founded by Thomas Jefferson, making it the oldest political party in the United States, while it is amongst the oldest parties of the world.
  • The First Democratic Convention

    The Party's first National Convention took place in 1832 where Andrew Jackson was nominated for his second term as president.
  • The D.N.C

    At the Democratic National Convention of 1848, a vital piece to the party was established. The Democratic National Committee (D.N.C.) was created, and for almost 162 years, has been held responsible for governing the Democratic Party.
  • The 19th Amendment: Women's Suffrage

    With Democratic President Woodrow WIlson, the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. After Tennessee ratified women's suffrage, it became our nation's 19th amendment.
  • The Civil Rights Act

    After John F. Kennedy's assassination, Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil RIghts Act as well as the Voting Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination against African Americans and women by prohibiting racial segregation. The Voting Rights Act abolished unequal voting requirements and segregated schools, workplaces and public facilities.
  • Social Security Act

    During the Great Depression, Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt offered Americans a New Deal that helped people get back to work, stabilized farm prices, and brought electricity to many homes. The Social Security Act provides assistance to retirees, the unemployed, widows, and orphans. The passing of such a thing was largely opposed by Republicans.
  • Electing of Jummy Carter

    After the entire Watergate Scandal< JImmy Carter was elected President. He created the Departments of Education and Energy, and even helped forge a lasting peace between Israel and Egypt.
  • Electing of Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton helepd restore the nation's economy after 12 years under Republican presidents. He balanced the budget, added 23 billion new jobs and oversaw the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in history.
  • First Party

    Though the Republican party has had more candidates for Presidency, the Democratic party has had more Congressional and Senatorial candidates. Democrats were also the first party to have control in the White House, and have had controlled Congress since 2006.
  • 50 State Strategy

    Democrats launched the Fifty State Strategy in 2005, where the goal was to build a Democratic Party in every city and state in the country.
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    President Obama and Democrats passed comprehensive reform into law in March 2010. The Affordable Care Act holds insurance companies acoountable, lowers costs as well as expands coverage, improving care for all Americans.
  • Representation of Democrats

    Democrats have focused on granting Americans equal rights along with getting rid of poverty and social problems for the better of the citizens. The Democratic Party, however, has more representation for farmers, laborers, labor unions, and religious and ethnic minorities.
  • The Donkey

    During the election of Andrew Jackson, he was reffered to a "jackass" by his opponent for being stubborn. Jackson turned a negative into a positive and decided to use the image of a donkey on his campaign posters. While used in his favor, the donkey later became the famous symbol for the Democratic Party.
  • Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren became the 8th president of the United States from 1837 to 1841. He took part in developing the State's Democratic-Republican political time machine, an organization that worked to guarantee that party loyalists were elected to dtate offices.
  • Democratic Party Over All

    The Democratic Party has been proven the largest political party in the United States with about over 72 million registered voters.
  • Democrats & Education

    The Democratic Party believes that higher education should be accessible to every American citizen and that money should not be an obstacle. Democrats also feel that schools should be safe and healthy for children to learn, as it is the only way they have the freedom to learn.
  • Democrats & Abortion

    The Democratic Party believes that every woman should have the choice of an abortion without the law telling her what she can and cannot do with her body.
  • Democrats & Fair Taxes

    Simply put, the Democrats do not agree with the rich being given tax breaks while the poor are not. They are determined to provide tax cuts that are paid for, so that the budget becomes balanced.
  • Democrats & Technology

    The Democratic Party believes that technology drives the economic growth, creates new jobs and allows for the creation of new industries. This party stresses the importance of technology and does its best to support it.
  • Democrats & A Clean Environment

    According to Democrats, if our ecosystem is destroyed, we destroy ourselves. Clean and reliable energy is vital in creating a successful American economy, as they believe.