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(The actual group to which Jefferson belonged was the anti-Federalists. The party he helped found was the "Democratic-Republicans", one faction of which became the Democ…ratic Party, and the other the Whigs. ) Thomas Jefferson was neither Republican nor Democrat because the political platforms of these two parties would not have stood a chance in his time. The two parties have been hopelessly authoritarian and unworkable, and they would have been in his time. He was effectively a liberal, secular humanist, which would be closer, in today's world, to the Democratic Party. Perhaps this will help Jefferson can be described as an anti-Federalist, while Hamilton was a Federalist. Jefferson believed in a small but powerful peacetime navy, no peacetime army, and minimal government intrusion in people's lives. If Jefferson were alive today, he would most likely be a Libertarian. Jefferson was not a Republican or Democrat in the modern sense. Both parties have changed significantly since the founding of the U.S. Jefferson and his followers favored states' rights and a strict interpretation of the Constitution, which Republicans support today, but Jefferson also favored economic policies that benefited the working class and disapproved of policies that benefited wealthy merchants and bankers, which Democrats support today. Jefferson also believed that a powerful central government and military posed a threat to individual liberties, which is a blend of what Democrats and Republicans believe today, since Republicans oppose a powerful centralized government but support a powerful federal military and the restriction of civil liberties including bans against Gay marriage, abortion and medical marijuana-while Democrats support a centralized government but oppose an aggressive military foreign policy and government laws that restrict civil liberties.
Republicans were always mostly in the Northern states ever sincethe Civil war. Also republicans favored a strong centralgovernment, hence Abraham Lincoln using the most federa…l power inhistory. The democratic party was always mostly in the southernstates ever since the civil war because many Democrats supportedslavery which was mostly in the South. Up unitl 1976 did democratsstart to be mostly in the northern states and republicans in thesouthern states like it is today. They basically flip floppeddemographics and ideas over 150 years. Though the demographics have changed republicans have always had aconservative base. Conservatives lost power in the Democratic partyduring the 1960s. They struggled to survive during the next fewdecades, many of them switching to Republicans along the way.Eventually with both Obama's victories unfortunately theconservative democrats are now barely existent, everyone left hasnow switched party affiliation.
he was a republican when he was president. he switched from being a democrat in 1962.
The democratic- republican government is a government that can either have a democratic president or a republican president. It is the exact opposite of a Federal Government.
Republicans like this country because it's a constitutional republic, the Democrats like this country because it's a democracy. -> You can't have it both ways. It's either a… Constitutional Republic or it's a Democracy. The United States was created as a Constitutional Representative Republic not a Democracy. The Founders hated and detested Democracy more than Monarchy. Some of them preferred Communism to Democracy. The names are based on differing forms of government.
The Democratic-Republicans was one of the first political parties in the United States, founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison around 1792. They originally called thems…elves the Anti-Federalists in opposition to the dominant Federalist Party that founded the new United States government. The Federalists favored a strong central government and held elitist values. The Democratic-Republicans supported states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. In 1800, the Democratic Republicans won both the Presidential (Jefferson) and Vice-Presidential offices, as well as the majority of seats in Congress, causing a shift in the direction of government. The Judicial branch was still dominated by Federalists, however, and most heavily influenced by Chief Justice John Marshall, who ensured the federal government retained dominance over the states. The party split into the Democrats and Republicans in 1824, but were not the same as the Democrats and Republicans of the 21st century. The Republican Party mutated quite 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.
You choose what you want to be, but be careful, because there's more to politics than Elephants and Donkeys...
Well, If you look at the big picture. He is actually a pokemon.
The south was originally a Democratic stronghold, upon the Democratic Party announcing their support for the prospect of Civil Rights, a number of Southern Democrats bro…ke off from the national party and formed their own segregationist Dixiecrat Party. This schism in the Democratic Party was mostly healed after the 1948 Presidential election when Truman won the election despite the Dixiecrats splitting the Democratic vote. Truman made moves during his Presidency to eliminate the threat of the Dixiecrats competing again in 1952. Upon the passage of the Civil Rights Act, many southern Democrats again became disillusioned with their party after the implicit support for the law by Lyndon Johnson. The southern Democrats nominated George Wallace in 1968 on a platform of re-instating segregation and opposing the continued implementation of the Civil Rights Act. Upon the shooting of Wallace, the energy mostly left what was left of the southern Democrats rebellion. With the nomination of Ronald Reagan for the election of 1980, many southerner's, loyal Democrats since the days of FDR, were moved to support the charismatic Reagan. After the fallout of the infighting of the Democratic Party, many formerly Democratic southerners found the message of the Republican Party to resonate more with their core values, as the traditional Democrat Party moved further to the left in an effort to solidify their support among labor unions, environmentalists, and the vestiges of the Vietnam War protest movement that now made up their base.
definitely not, the two parties we have now should have expired a long time ago. their original values were mainly on the platform of slavery related topics, which isn't reall…y an issue anymore
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 art…icles from politicians from both parties. So although The Hill isn't really permanently skewed one way or the other, it generally isn't a great place to get unbiased information. You can just get very biased info from all sides there.
The Democratic-Republicans originally called themselves the Anti-Federalists, to emphasize their differences of opinion with the Federalist Party, particularly during the cons…titutional ratification process.
Baron Hill's birth name is Baron Paul Hill.