The Democratic Party History

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  • When the party was founded

    When the party was founded
    The party was founded by Thomas Jefferson.
  • What caused the party to form?

    What caused the party to form?
    The party was formed to fight against the Federalist Party for the Bill of Rights.
  • Important Issues

    Important Issues
    the party made its first bid for the Presidency. Thomas Jefferson was a presidential candidate and Aaron Burr was the vice presidential candidate.
  • More important issues/events

    More important issues/events
    The partyopposed Federalist policies like high tariffs, a navy, military spending, a national debt, and a national bank. After the defeat of the United States in the War of 1812, the party became split on those issues.
  • Important Issues

    Important Issues
    President James Monroe created a policy of peace with their past political opponents. A New England Federalist came up with the Era of Good Feelings to describe the new era.
  • Important Issues

    Important Issues
    Jacksonian Democracy began. This shaped the Second Party System. The Whig Party was their opponents.
  • How many members are in the Democratic Party?

    How many members are in the Democratic Party?
    As of the last decade, 35% of Americans declare themselves Democrats.
  • Issues the Democratic Party faces today

    Issues the Democratic Party faces today
    In today's times, the Democratic Party feels very strongly about gun control. They feel that guns should not just be administered to anyone and everyone who wants to get a license. Unlike Republicans, they feel that more controls should be put on gun control and ownership.
  • Most Influential Democrats

    Most Influential Democrats
    John Kerry is considered a very influential Democrat.
  • More issues Democrats deal with today

    More issues Democrats deal with today
    Democrats also oppose the Republican party on the issue of abortion. Democrats typically believe that a woman has control and say over her own body. That is, they are pro-life. They feel women should have the choice on abortion. Especially considering the many different cirumstances that come along with abortions.
  • Influential Democratic leaders

    Influential Democratic leaders
    Hilary Clinton is considered a very influential Democrat in today's society.
  • Fundamental value of Democrats

    Fundamental value of Democrats
    One of the main values of Democrats is to make sure government is in check and has limits on how much say they have over the citizens. They make sure the citizens are recieving equal rights.