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Democrats look for government methods for helping people, while republicans look to the private sector. Grow the economy, create jobs, and thus minorities can find work (Republican) vs government handouts which end up raising taxes and slowing down the economy. Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, …teach a man to fish he eats for the rest of his life. (MORE)
The Democratic Party emerged in the 1830s, consisting of those who supported Pres Andrew Jackson against his opponents, who then called themselves "National Republicans" and later "Whigs.". Democrats often claimed a longer ancestry as supposed heirs of the Democratic-Republican Party of Thomas Jeff…erson, but this claim is tenuous as many former Jeffersonians became Whigs.. The Republican Party emerged in the 1850s when the Whigs broke up over the Slavery issue, and Northern Whigs merged with some antislavery Democrats. (MORE)
The Republican elephant was created by cartoonist Thomas Nast and appeared in_Harper's Weekly_, Nov. 7, 1874. Before then, an 1860 issue of _Railsplitter_ and an 1872 _Harper's Weekly_ also had cartoons connecting Republicans with elephants.. In New York, also in 1874, there was an untrue story wri…tten as a hoax by the _New York Herald_ saying that the animals of the Central Park Zoo had broken loose and were running wild in Central Park. The same Thomas Nast used the jackass in a cartoon using it to depict the _Herald_. This ultimately shifted to represent the Democratic party and the name changed to donkey.. An alternate story on the Democratic donkey is that Andrew Jackson was the first candidate in the Democratic party and when he ran fror re-election he was called a "Jackass". Jackson actually liked that so much he adopted the donkey or jackass as the symbol for the Democratic Party. This is from The History Channel's series "The Presidents". Add-on by Kiddo2000: At http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0881985.html , you can find pictures of them. If the link expires, go to Yahoo! pictures and search "Democratic and Republican symbols". You should get good results. (MORE)
The Democratic party is symbolized with a donkey and the party is identified as the "blue" party, while the Republicans have the elephant as their symbol and are known as the "red" party.
Yes they are. Just use your critical thinking and it all becomesvery obvious. The Republican and Democratic parties are tools theAmerican government uses to brainwash the American people. Whathappens when you have two parties that represent the two sides ofthe political spectrum, is that you keep th…e American peopledivided in their opinions, disabling them to fight back against acorrupt system. In the Republican and Democratic system, the mediacontrols the information fed to the American public - controlled bythe politicans and lobbyists of both parties. This gives theDemocratic and Republican system the ability to demonize anyone,persuade people's opinions, and even hide information by nottalking about it. All in the means of getting you to think whatthey want you to think about politics, society, and the rest of theworld. It is very likely that both parties plan the same scheme,especially considering that they both meet at the Bohemian Grovewhere politicians have historically had Masonic rituals (the sameplace where the Manhattan Project was made). (MORE)
they are not. the republican have ruled the office for a very long time, the democratic party is just getting attention because they have the first women and the first black man running for PREZ Actually that answer is not accurate. The Republicans had the first black candidate, Alan Keyes, and al…so more women and minorities in office than the Democrats ever have - including women in prominent positions. Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves was a Republican. The Republican party is for smaller government, less taxes, and less spending and has always had far superior Presidents. Most teachers are Democrats because they are not as educated as they would have you believe, and they are union members. They believe in getting something for nothing - and that everyone should be treated the same no matter how much they contribute (socialism and communism also teach this). Because the education system has been heavily infiltrated by socialists, communists, liberals and democrats, they are teaching young people that the democratic party is better. History PROVES otherwise, and democrats will be the undoing of the constitution and all American freedoms if they are allowed to continue to go unchecked. (MORE)
In general, the Democratic Party favors more governmentintervention and is more liberal regarding social issues. TheRepublican Party is more conservative regarding social issues andfavors less government intervention.
The Democratic-Republican Party split into two separate parties in 1824: the National Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The National Republican Party later becoming the Whig Party from 1833-1856, which then split into the Free Soil and Know-Nothing parties, as well as a new incarnation o…f the Republicans. During the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, the Republicans briefly called themselves the National Union Party, then became the Radical Republicans. (MORE)
Neither. Radical means something very unusual/extreme, therefore not the norm. If at least 85% of the country would call themselves either republican or democrat then that is a majority and neither is radical. If you want a radical party check out the Black Panther party, and many others, THAT's rad…ical. Don't have an account here, my email is email@example.com if you want to contact me. (MORE)
The Republican Party was made by anti slavery activists. Abraham Lincoln was the first republican in office. P.S. I have to research this so this is true.
The Democratic-Republican Party was founded by James Madison andThomas Jefferson as an opposing voice to Alexander Hamilton'sFederalists. The party consisted of many people identified asAnti-Federalists during the Constitutional Convention.
The Republican and Democratic parties exist due to the strikingly contrasting ethnic and cultural differences of each. Though both parties originally lacked ideological differences, they were clearly separated by difference of beliefs in regards to issues of morality and liberalism. Democrats bel…ieved that the country's government should hold the power to set one concrete moral standard for the entire country. Contrarily, Republicans believed that the government had no place in regulating the moral affairs of society and called for more privacy on such issues. As religious and moral affairs touched Americans more personally than political matters might have, these differences caused an uproar of passionate competition and resulted in the formation of the Republican and Democratic parties. It is worth noting that the founding fathers of the United States, especially George Washington, opposed the creation of political parties. Washington felt that political parties were very negative for a democracy. The US Constitution does not mention political parties. . There are two answers to the original question, depending on what the asker was after. If the answer being sought is "Why is there a Republican Party and a Democratic Party now ?" - i.e. why do the US really only have two political parties - the answer lies in the practical consequences of the design of how we elect out representatives. All Federal elections in the United States are "winner-take-all" - that is, there is only a single office contending in a given election, and the "first-past-the-post" method of voting determines the winner. There is no runoff for candidates who don't get an absolute majority, nor is does the US use any sort of preferential voting system. All that counts in that the winner must get the absolute largest sum of votes of any candidate in that election. This form of voting means that the only real effective strategy of winning is to have a party which appears to the largest number of voters. There is no benefit in forming alliances with other parties, as only a single winner can be chosen, and votes can't be transferred. Thus, a party should espouse ideas that appeal to a large number of voters, while avoiding those which alienate large numbers. Generally speaking, that means that both parties will try to appeal to the middle 80% of a voter base, ignoring the outer 10% on the political idea spectrum. This means that there really can be two major parties, since a candidate needs to win the plurality of any election - a party realistically needs to be able to pull at least 40% of the vote to have any say in the Federal government. For example, let's say there are three parties: A which pulls about 45% of the vote, B which pulls 35% of the vote, and C which pulls 20% of the vote, averaged across all individual elections being run. Given that different areas have variable distribution of the above percentages, with winner-take-all elections, that means that the President will always be selected from either A or B, and Congress will most likely consist of at most 5% C, and 55% of A and 40% of B. Thus, while C is reasonably popular, it has virtually no political power. Also, in the above scenario, party B will find it highly profitable to find the most important issue for party C, and, if that issue isn't objectionable to it's normal membership, start promoting it. It will then be able to co-opt a large percentage of the normal C voters, increasing it's power. By doing this, the actual voting percentage moves to C = 5%, B = 50%, and A = 45%. This leads to a situation where any new idea or political movement is absorbed (and usually heavily moderated) by one of the two major parties. In addition, the local political process in the USA means that any party requires a very significant political organization to even get on the ballot, and the media generally refuses to give much attention to "fringe" parties, further reinforcing the 2-party system. If the answer being sought is "Why were the Republican and Democratic Parties formed ?" - i.e. what's the history behind the creation of the Republican and Democratic Parties - then a bit of historical background is needed. The Democratic Party was originally founded as the Democratic-Republican Party in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, to oppose the Federalist Party which had been founded a few years earlier by Alexander Hamilton. The D-R Party espoused what are known now as classical Jeffersonian Democracy views - isolationist, pro-agrarian, smaller central government. The Federalists favored a much stronger central government, what would now be called "internationalism", and were more pro-merchant. The D-R Party ended up splitting into two around the time of the 1824 presidential election; one faction, now called the Democratic Party, supported Andrew Jackson's candidacy, while the other faction, originally called the Republican Party (but soon changed its name to the Whig Party), opposed Jackson. The modern Democratic Party is a direct descendant from this Democratic Party of 1824. The modern Republican Party is also a descendant of this factionalization of the old D-R Party. In the 1850s, the Whig Party was split over the issue of slavery - in effect a very public North/South split inside the Party. The Northern branch of the Whigs became the Republican Party, with Abraham Lincoln as its first Presidential candidate. The Republican Party received a huge boost in power by being the dominant pro-Union/anti-slavery party of the 1860 election, and thus being the leader of the Union effort in the Civil War. (MORE)
It depends on where you personally stand on issues, but me personally, Democrats. Republicans believe in not sharing money with the poor, and instead tax the needy, not the rich and greedy. Democrats believe in equal economy, not just giving one class the advantage.
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The Democratic-Republican Party was originally created by ThomasJefferson and James Madison. It was founded in response toopposition to the Federalist Party.
Depends, if you are in a middle, or high class home owner, you would be a republican. If you are a lower class, or is not very rich, you would be a democrat. But if you ask me, Democrats, because republicans are corrupted rich people who believe in taxing the poor, not the rich. Also, they believe i…n not sharing their money with the less fortunate, in other words, selfishness, and greed. democrats believe in a well balanced economy, that don't just give favorites the advantage. (MORE)
This was the name of Jefferson's party. Madison and Monroe werealso members. They opposed the Federalists of Adams.
As of 2013, the Wisconsin state legislature is controlled by the Republican Party and the governor is a Republican, Scott Walker. But historically, Wisconsin has had both Democratic and Republican legislators and members of congress: former Senator Russ Feingold, for example, is a Democrat, and form…er governor Jim Doyle, who served from 2003 to 2011, is also a Democrat. (MORE)
The Democratic-Republican party favored strong state governments, an economy based on agriculture, strict interpretation of the constitution, and opposed protective tariffs and a national bank.
The Whig Party was a major political party from 1834 to 1856. There are several other political parties in the United States,including the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Peace andFreedom Party, the American Independent Party, the RevolutionaryCommunist Party, and many more.
President Obama is not a party. He is a member of a party. In America, there are two major (and several other minor) political parties. Mr. Obama is a member of the Democratic Party-- so, we would say he is a Democrat.
The Republican Party is largely right-wing conservative, tending tofavor policies that are pro-business, pro-military,anti-immigration, anti-abortion, pro "traditional values"/sociallyconservative, and less concerned about the environment. Theyespouse a philosophy that tends to view the government a…s anecessary evil that should be as small as possible and do as littleas possible. Since the 1980's, the Party has strongly, andsuccessfully, pushed for "supply-side economics" (called"trickle-down economics" by opponents)- the general idea being thatif you lower taxes for wealthy people and corporations, they willuse the extra money to create new jobs for poor people. The listisn't conclusive, and there can be differing opinions on certaintopics. The Democratic Party* is an "all under one tent" sort of party. Itis generally centrist/slightly left-leaning, but there are allsorts of sub-groups included within the party, even conservatives(often called "Blue Dogs", or "Dixiecrats" if they are from theSouth). The Party tends to favor policies that are slightly lesspro-business, pro-immigration reform, pro-choice, socially liberal,more environmentally oriented, and less military-centric. They tendto believe that the government can accomplish good things to helpthe people, and should do so when it can. Economically, the Partytends to favor a slightly mixed economy, where the government doesintervene occasionally to keep corporations and wealthy people fromrunning amok and keep a "level playing field". As above, this listisn't conclusive and, owing to the "all under one tent" theme, itis common for there to be differing opinions on certain topics. Despite what the internet, FoxNews, and other right-wing punditssay, neither the Democratic Party nor Barack Obama is "socialist",or "far left/leftist" in any way- actual socialists andleftists laugh (or get really angry) when confronted with this.There may be some actual socialists and hardcore leftists withinthe party, but Obama is not one of them. An example of an actualsocialist would be Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont (who is nota member of the Democratic Party). Additionally, it should be noted that a party claiming to believein one thing (or, alternatively, claiming what the other partybelieves) may not necessarily match up with what they do once theparty is in charge. Republicans like to talk a lot about how theyfavor "small government" and "fiscal conservatism", yet thegovernment grew massively under Presidents Reagan and Bush II;budget deficits and the federal debt also exploded under each, andactually shrank slightly under Clinton (a centrist Democrat). By the same token, President Obama claimed that he would bringchange to the federal government, yet has done little to reverse orchange some of the major policies of his predecessors (although, tobe fair, he has had to contend with a very stubborn Congress thatalso has done little since 2009). In addition, most of Obama'ssignature act as president, the Affordable Healthcare Act (oftenderisively called "Obamacare") was actually largely based onRepublican plans for health care reform that were made in the early1990's. * - note that there is no "Democrat Party" in the United States.This is a slur that is usually used by Republicans/conservativeswho think that they're being clever or think that it annoysDemocrats. Neither is true; it simply marks that person as being aRepublican/conservative, or someone who simply doesn't know anybetter. (MORE)
The Characteristic of the Dem-Republican party are that theyfavored strong state governments opposed protective tariffs and anational bank. Also, they want an economy based on agriculture, anda strict interpretation of the constitution.
Yes and no. Depending on which region of the country a person lived in, his affiliation with the Democratic-Republicans may have been abbreviated to either "Democrat" or "Republican," but the first political group carrying the name "Democratic Party" was a different entity. After the Presidential el…ection of 1824, members of the Democratic-Republican party discovered they had so many ideological differences that they split into two new parties: The National Republican Party and the Democratic Party. (MORE)
They are both capitalist parties; they usually agree on foreign policy; they both support imperialism, the elected political leaders are usually very wealthy people, don't seem to understand that we need a single payer national health system in the United States, and support military buildups.
A political party is a group of individuals with broad common interests who organize in order to nominate candidates for office, win elections, conduct government, and determine public policy, both at the state and national level. The most organized political parties are found at the state level. Bu…t both state and national political parties provide the following for the citizens of the nation: 1. Recruiting candidates to run for office and to present the goals and ideals of the political party. 2. By campaigning, educate the public on the issues of the day and how that particular party plans to meet those issues. 3. Operating the government. Parties play a key role in running and staffing the branches of the government. Both Congress and state legislatures carry on their work on the basis of party affiliation. Party leaders make sure the members support the party's position when it comes time to vote on a bill. 4. Parties dispense favors, known as patronage, to reward party loyalists. The favors include jobs, contracts, and appointments to positions in government. 5. The party out of office must act as "the loyal opposition" and assume the role of "watchdog" over the party in power. (MORE)
The Federalists party was prevalent during 1792-1816. It was created by Alexander Hamilton with followers such as George Washington as well as many other people that believed in strong centralized government, a national bank and limited states rights just to name a few. Along with Hamilton, John Ada…ms was also a face for the Federalist Party, becoming the first (and only) president of the political group. While Washington was a supporter of the group he remained independent but did appoint Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury. While in that position Hamilton, in efforts to make the U.S have a good/clean name when it came to credit, devised a plan in which the government would assume all state debts thus creating national debt where the national bank would come into play. The main people that supported Hamilton's beliefs were white males that were well educated and wealthy On the other hand there were your Democratic Republicans. Thomas Jefferson is known for founding this party around 1792. The opinions reflected of this party were in direct opposition of those reflected by the Federalist party. Jefferson, as well as James Madison, (who is also credited for helping found the party) believed in states rights with a small government, and strict construction of the constitution. This party was mostly favored amongst the farmers, merchants, industrialists etc.Later when Jefferson becomes president in 1801 the Democratic-Republic ideas will be a big driving force in his image for the future of America, and what it has become since. (MORE)
Democratic - support higher taxes and more government, color is blue, party to the left Republican - support lower taxes and less government, color is red, party to the right Third party - called independent, never won an election, push for a new idea or push for a particular issue, don't… have a color (MORE)
This was the party of Thomas Jefferson, formed to counter the Federalists of John Adams, for the 1796 election.
Thomas Jefferson is generally credited as being the founder of the Democratic-Republican Party (from a group originally called the Anti-Federalists). He was joined by former Federalist Party member James Madison, who adopted Jefferson's views of government.
the leaders of the democratic republican party were thomas Jefferson and James Madison Thomas Jefferson was the leader of the Democratic-Republican party.
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republican and democratic parties are interrelated with each other republican is autonomous political affairs which belongs to sovereign federation sovereign mean idependent. India is sovereign country. democratic parties are those parties which are made by to poliyical organ or us. these are …basically for the help of labours towards the freedom. republican is a group of people who werks together. they are work for same goal like betterment for country ,sate and for individual (MORE)
The question is backward: Jefferson's Democratic-Republican party split into the National Republican Party and the Democratic Party after the Presidential election of 1824. Once the Federalist Party collapsed, the Democratic-Republican party dominated government, but there was a false sense of no…n-partisanship. The party split into separate factions because some members held onto traditional Democratic-Republican ideology, such as supporting states' rights, while others' beliefs were more in line with the defunct Federalist party. The differences came to a head during the 1824 Presidential election when the party members battled over which candidate to back. As a result, four men ran for President in the 1824 election: John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford and Henry Clay. None of the candidates received enough electoral votes to win outright, so the decision was sent to the US House of Representatives. Speaker of the House, Henry Clay detested Andrew Jackson, so he dropped out of the race and gave his support to John Quincy Adams, whose views were closer to his own. Adams received the majority of House votes on the first ballot cast, and was named President. Adams, in turn, named Henry Clay his Secretary of State. Jackson, and many of his supporters believed Clay had made a "corrupt bargain," thus creating in-fighting within the Democratic-Republican Party. The differences between the two factions became so obvious that they split into new parties, the National Republicans (John Quincy Adams) and the Democrats (Andrew Johnson). Jackson campaigned against Adams in 1828 by accusing him of corruption, and subsequently defeated Adams for the Presidency. (MORE)
An apple a day keeps the federalists away! because the republicans farmed and the federalists like to make factories
The Democratic Party was founded in 1792 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, sixty-two years before the Republican Party was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery activists and modernizers. Democrats are generally more liberal. They believe in a larger federal government, and often implement tax plans …to try to help the less privileged. They tend to believe the government must look for the greater good above the individual person in terms of well-fare and do what is necessary to make the populace more "equal". They assert that the values our country holds must evolve over time, and, therefore, tend to support such controversial choices as Pro Choice and gay marriage. Republicans are generally more conservative. They believe that the answers do not lay with the government generally, but rather with the people. They want less government interference and tend to believe more strongly in property rights and less strongly in well-fare rights, holding economic equity above equality. Many republicans are religious and tend to hold to the morals characterizing the Founding Fathers, which results in general disapproval of abortions and, for some, gay marriage. (MORE)
The Democratic-Republican Party didn't die, in the sense that they simply faded as the Federalists had; they actively split the party into two new parties (National Republicans and Democrats) after the Presidential election of 1824 because of major ideological differences that became intolerable t…o members of the Democratic-Republicans. Some became National Republicans, who were similar to the earlier Democratic-Republican Party, and some became Democrats, who shared more in common with the old Federalist party. (MORE)
The Hill is less of a partisan newspaper, and more of an "inside baseball," publication. It features pundits from both sides of the ideological spectrum, and includes many articles from politicians from both parties. So although The Hill isn't really permanently skewed one way or the other, it gener…ally isn't a great place to get unbiased information. You can just get very biased info from all sides there. (MORE)
The democratic party believes that everyone should have the same, and that those who work hard to get ahead should devide their gains with others who do nothing to get ahead. They believe in taxing the well off to give to give to others. They like to keep poor people. and without any ambition to str…ife for more. The republican party believes that you should work to get ahead, and should not expect the government to support you. They believe that America is the greatest country in the world and should remain that way, and that all Americans should be a well educated, God loving and proud people. (MORE)
federalists republicans jefferson american . The Jeffersonian Republican party, better known as the Democratic-Republican Party, is an ancestor of the modern DEMOCRATIC PARTY . It evolved in the 1790s during the early days of GEORGE WASHINGTON 's presidency. Washington had been unanimously chos…en president in 1789 and had a broad base of support. THOMAS JEFFERSON served as Washington's SECRETARY OF STATE , while ALEXANDER HAMILTON served as secretary of the treasury. Jefferson and his followers favored states' rights and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. They believed that a powerful central government posed a threat to individual liberties. They viewed the United States more as a confederation of sovereign entities woven together by a common interest. Hamilton and his followers argued that a strong central government was essential to the unity of the new nation. They favored a broad interpretation of the Constitution, which they saw as a document that should evolve with the country as it grew. Virtually all the leading political figures of the new country, starting with Washington, believed that political parties would polarize citizens and paralyze government. Hamilton and Jefferson agreed with this notion, but by 1793 the two groups that they represented had broken off into separate factions. Hamilton's group became the Federalists, while Jefferson's faction adopted the name "Democratic Republicans." One early and divisive difference between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans was how they approached Britain and France. The Federalists believed that American foreign policy should favor British interests, while the Democratic-Republicans wanted to strengthen ties with the French. The Democratic-Republicans supported the government that had taken over France after the revolution of 1789. On economic matters, the Jeffersonians differed strongly with the Federalists. The Democratic-Republicans believed in protecting the interests of the working classes-merchants, farmers, and laborers. They believed that an agrarian economy would best serve these citizens. They saw the establishment of a national BANK OF THE UNITED STATES (which Hamilton strongly favored) as a means of usurping power that belonged to individual states, and they also believed that it would be tied too closely to the rich. The Federalists saw industry and manufacturing as the best means of domestic growth and economic self-sufficiency. They favored the existence of protective tariffs on imports (which had Congress had adopted in 1789) both as a means of protecting domestic production and as a source of revenue. The ratification in 1795 of Jay's Treaty (named after JOHN JAY ) sparked anger at the Federalists from a wide array of citizens. The British were still in control of fur-trading posts in the Northwest Territories, and they were accused of encouraging Indians to rise up against the Americans. British ships were seizing American ships and impressing American sailors; they were also prohibiting American ships from engaging in trade with the West Indies. Jay, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was sent to England as an envoy and returned with a treaty that gave the British a deadline for leaving the fur posts. Almost none of the other issues was addressed. A particularly unpopular provision of the treaty called for the U.S. to settle pre-Revolution debts to the British, totaling $2.6 million. Jeffersonians, and even many Federalists, felt that the treaty had been too generous to the British, although Hamilton saw it as a necessary action because Britain generated tariff revenues through its exports. In 1796, JOHN ADAMS (a Federalist) was elected the nation's second president with 71 electoral votes, defeating Jefferson by three votes. Jefferson became vice president. Meanwhile, relations with France were deteriorating rapidly. The notorious "XYZ Affair" in 1796 was typical of what Jeffersonians saw as the weakness of FEDERALISM . The XYZ AFFAIR involved an unsuccessful attempt by a French agent to exact bribes in exchange for France's cooperation in negotiating an international trade treaty. France, angered by the pro-British Jay's Treaty, began to interfere with American ships. An American delegation was sent to France, and the French demanded a loan to the French government as well as a $240,000 bribe. Although American public opinion hardened against the French, President Adams tried to repair the situation diplomatically, which angered many Federalists who thought that declaring war on France was the best course of action. This split within the FEDERALIST PARTY helped to ensure Jefferson's victory in the 1800 presidential election. Democratic-Republicans also won a majority of the seats in Congress. Jefferson's party dominated American politics for the next two decades. One reason was that the Jeffersonians proved themselves to be willing to adapt to change. An example was the LOUISIANA PURCHASE of 1803. As a Republican, Jefferson initially felt that the president did not have the power to make such a large purchase (828,000 square miles). He recognized, however, that the price of $15 million (about three cents per acre) was a significant bargain, and that the purchase would double the size of the U.S. and also eliminate the danger of having an imperialist French colony on its border. He went against his partisan instinct and made what he believed was the right decision for the country. During the WAR OF 1812 , Jefferson's successor, JAMES MADISON , battled the British overseas and the Federalists at home. Many Federalists, especially in the New England states, felt that the war would irreparably damage their ability to trade by sea with Europe. This anti-war stance proved unpopular, however, since the war ended in what most Americans perceived as a victory over Great Britain. Thus the Federalists were soundly defeated in the 1816 presidential election. The new president, JAMES MONROE , presided over a time of relative political calm during which many Federalists came to support the Republicans. This period was known as the "Era of Good Feeling," and although Monroe enjoyed wide support during his two terms in office, various factions were developing within his own party. In the election of 1824, JOHN QUINCY ADAMS was elected president, narrowly defeating War of 1812 military hero ANDREW JACKSON . Although both were Democratic-Republicans, Adams's political philosophy was closer to that of the Federalists, and during his term in office the party split into two main factions. When Jackson ran for president in 1828, he ran as a Democrat-and won handily. Adams's wing of the party became known as the National Republicans, many of whom later formed the WHIG PARTY .. (MORE)
Why the Democratic and Republican parties tend to take different positions on efforts to reform election registration laws to enhance voting turnout?
Democrats tend to favor more more government hand outs and amnesty for illegal immigrants. If more of the people who collect these hand outs and illegal immigrants would vote, it would help Democrats win elections.
The color scheme was created by TV. journalist Tim Russert on the Today Show, and NBC program, during coverage of the 2000 presidential election. The red color is associated with the Republican Party and the blue color is associated with the Democratic Party. Another NBC journalist John Chance…llor used the system as well in 1976, but his color scheme was reversed. People needed to differentiate between the two parties on big T.V. maps so it just stuck. (MORE)
In the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries, the party opposing Jefferson's Democratic-Republicans was the Federalist Party. The Federalists were the United States' first official political party, but began losing power after the 1800 presidential election and eventually died out completely.
The Democratic-Republican Party split in 1824 , while John Quincy Adams was President. President Adams won his first term as a Democratic-Republican, but ran as a National Republican in 1828 and lost to Andrew Jackson, a member of the Democratic Party. The Democrats and Republicans of the earl…y 19th century were different from the Democrats and Republicans of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Republican Party morphed a few times over the years, becoming the Whig Party from 1833-1856, which then split into the Free Soil and Know-Nothing parties, as well as a new incarnation of the Republicans. (MORE)
The Jeffersonian Democratic-Republican Party split into the National Republican Party and the Democratic Party around 1824.
Thomas Jefferson was leader of the Democratic-Republican party, organized from the group originally known as the Anti-Federalists, and became the first of four Presidents representing this party. James Madison , James Monroe and John Quincy Adams also served as Democratic-Republican Presid…ents, although John Quincy Adams ran for a second term (and was defeated) on the National Republican Ticket (aka Anti-Jackson Ticket). (MORE)
Andrew Johnson was the Republican nominees forvice president in 1864, but had always been a Democrat and returnedto the Democrats in 1868. Ronald Reagan was a Democrat as a young man. He became aRepublican by the time he actually ran for office. He said he didnot leave the Democrats, but rather …they left him. (MORE)
The Democratic and Replublican parties were once united into one party called the Democratic-Republican Party, which was created by Thomas Jefferson at 1792. The Federalists opposed the Constitution and were made up of the high, wealthy class. They believed in a strong central government and a natio…nal bank. They approved of an alliance with Great Britain. The Democratic-Republican Party believed in states' rights and banks, and a FRENCH alliance. They didn't approve of protective tariffs; instead they wanted free trade. They weren't made up of wealthy citizens; farmers, mostly. (MORE)
Then you can either be a member of a "third party," or you can bean independent, not affiliated with any party.
Visit your County Recorder and fill out the form to change yourparty. The change will affect your registration during the nextelection. Every state has different cut off time to make thechange, and it matters for the presidential primaries.