History of a Political Party

  • Democratic Party

    The democratic party was started by thomas jefferson and james madison in opposition to the federalists..
  • Democrats Split

    The democrats split over a chice of a successor to president buchanan along northern and southern lines.
  • American Civil War

    As the american civil war broke out, northern democrats were divided into war democrats and peace democrats.
  • Bourbon Democrats

    The bourbon democrats in 1896 nominated william jennings bryan for the presidency.
  • Democrat President John F. Kennedy

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born at 83 beals street in brookline massachusetts on May 29, 1917. On january 2, 1960, Kennedy initiated his campaign for Pesident in the democratic primary election where he faced challenges from senetor Hubert Humphey of minnesota and senetor wayne morse of oregon. John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president at noon on january 20, 1961. President Kennedy was assassinated in dallas texas at 12:30pm on november 22, 1963.
  • Return of the democrats

    The landmark election of 1932 brought franklin roosevelt to the presidency and the democrats back to power.
  • FDR's Death

    Harry S Trueman, completed the fourth term following FDR's death in 1945.
  • Trueman Was Elected

    Trueman was elected to a full term of his own in 1948, when he turned back the GOP challenge led by governor Thomas E. Dewey of new york.
  • War Democrats

    Most war democrats railed to republican president abraham lincoln and republicans national union party in the election of 1964.
  • Richard Nixon's Return

    Richard Nixon made a successful return to presidential politics in 1968.
  • Democrats Benefited

    The democrats benefited from white southerners resentment of reconstruction after the war and consequent hostilitiy to the republican party.
  • Nixon Retained

    In 1972 president Nixon retained the white house when he routed the choice of the still-divided democrats, senetor george mcgovern of south dakota.
  • Presdent Nixon

    Beset by problems in the economy, by the continuing effects of watergate, and by his pardon of former president Nixon, lost the presidency in 1976 to Ford.
  • Jimmy Carter

    A steadily worsening economy, political fallout from the iranian hostage crisis, and his own inability to establish himself as an effective president spelled defeat for jimmy carter in 1980.
  • Controlling Congress

    Democrats have usually controlled congress. That situation was reversed in the midst of president Clinton's first term.
  • President Bill Clinton

    President Bill Clinton won a second term in1996-defeating the republican candidate, long-time senator from Kansas, Bob Dole, and at the same time, thwarting a third-party effort by Mr. Perot.
  • Vice Presdent Al Gore

    Democratic oppnent, vice president Al Gore, became the first presidenial nominee since 1888 to win the popular vote and yet fail to win the presidency.
  • Democrats Reclaim

    Democrats reclaimed the upper house in mid-2001, when senator James Jeffords of vermont.
  • President Obama

    Obama referred to ideals expressed by lincoln about renewal, continuity and national unity.Obama mentioned these ideals in his speech to stress the need for shared sacrfice and a new sense of responsibility too answer americans challenges at home and abroad.
  • President Obama Re-Election

    On April 4, 2011 the pesident of the united states, Barack Obama, formally announced his re-election campaign for 2012. Obama campaign and supporters spent approximately $400 million according to the federal election commission.