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Emily Fessler, Q11

The emocrats in the US


1. General facts

2. History

3. Beliefs/Aims

4. Sources

General facts

  • one of the two major political parties in the US
  • founded: 1828 by Andrew Jackson
  • ideology: modern liberalism, centrism, left-winged populism, social democracy
  • headquarters: Washington D.C
  • about 48 million members
  • important members: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden, Douglas Emhoff


  • 1792: supporters of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison formed a faction called the ´Democratic-Republicans`
  • power struggles between Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans -> Federalists lost after 1800
  • after the War of 1812 Federalists completely disappeared
  • 1824: four Democratic-Republican candidates ran against each other -> Andrew Jackson lost after the election went to the House of Representatives, John Quincy Adams won
  • Martin van Buren and Andrew Jackson build a new political organization, the ´Democratic Party` and defeated Adams in 1828
  • 1832: Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill renewing the charter of the Bank of the United States, formation of the Whig Party (Henry Clay)
  • Democrats won almost every election between 1828-1856
  • 1850: debate over the extension of slavery into Western territories -> division into Southern and Northern Democrats


  • national convention 1860: Southern Democrats nominated John C. Breckinridge; Northern Democrats nominated Stephen Douglas; a new candidate Abraham Lincoln (Republican Party) could win due to the split
  • after the victory of the Republicans in the Civil War, they dominated for the rest of the 19th century
  • reconstruction era: Southeners rejected the Republican measures protecting civil and voting rights for African Americans ->the Democratic Party solidified its hold on the South
  • 1932: Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first Democrat to win the White House since Woodrow Wilson
  • Roosevelt launched the New Deal ->beginning of an era of Democratic dominance that should last for 60 years
  • the Southeners didn´t like Roosevelt´s reforms, in conclusion a lot of them joined the Republicans
  • 1948: Harry Truman (a Southern Democrat) proposed a pro-civil rights platform -> the Southeners walked out of the party´s national convention and called themselves the ´Dixiecrats`


  • most of the Dixiecrats returned to the Democrats
  • at the same time a lot of Black voters started to vote for the Democrats
  • Lyndon B. Johnson eventually signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law
  • late 1960/1970: more and more people voted for the Republican party
  • 1992: the Democrats entered the White House with Bill Clinton (8 years of presidency)
  • 2000: George W. Bush (8 years of presidency)
  • 2008: Barack Obama, the first African-American president
  • 2016: Donald Trump


  • Gay Marriage
  • Immigration
  • Death Penalty
  • Abortion
  • Education
  • Gun Control
  • Health Care


  • build a stronger, fairer economy
  • achieve universal, affordable quality health care
  • heal the soul of America
  • fight the climate crisis and pursue environmental justice
  • restore and strengthen their democracy
  • provide a world class education system in every zip code
  • renew american leadership
  • create a 21 century immigration system


  • https://democrats.org/
  • www.britannica.com
  • www.whitehouse.gov
  • www.republicanviews.org

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