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 broke 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.
After the dissolution of the Federalist party, former federalists split into both Republicans and Democrats, but the majority became Republicans.
They didn't 'become' democrats or republicans. Democrats evolved from the Anti-Federalists. So to answer your question, Democrat would be the answer.
Republicans had majority in 2004 but in 2006 Democrats became the majority
There was no exact year. In The 50s and early 60s the party's ideologies changed. Democrats were once rightist and Republicans were leftist. In the 50s and early 60s the ideologies changed drastically
The federalists, and the democratic republicans were the first two, then in 1830 the federalists turned into the Whig's, and the democratic republicans turned into the democrats, in 1860 Whig's became republicans and democrats stayed democrats. and still today we still have the same 2 party system REPUBLICANS and DEMOCRATS
Two Republicans, no Democrats.
The Republicans are the GOP. Democrats are the PHD.
He cant be. Thomas Jefferson was a Democratic Republican. Thomas Jefferson began as an Anti-Federalist. During the Presidency of George Washington, he was a member of the 'Opposition' faction. Eventually he joined the Republican party - not to be mixed up with the Republican party that was established 1856-today. These republicans were referred to as 'Democrats' by the Federalists, who thought their ideals were more mob-rule than true republicanism. Today they are sometimes called the Jeffersonian Republicans. This even, does not quite fit, since the party underwent many changes. IE, in 1825, the two parties were considered 'Jackson Democrats and the 'Adams Republicans'. By 1829, The Republicans/Jefferson's party had become the "Democratic Republicans" (The name that still sticks today in referring to his party). The Adams Republicans had become the "National Republicans." By 1835 or so, the Democratic Republicans had dropped the Republic and just become "Democrats". The National Republicans had become the "Whigs." In 1850, when the Democratic Party won the Missouri compromise, a major pro-slavery battle, the Whigs lost their prominence. Most Whigs joined with several other minor parties to form the "Republicans" (The republican party of today), while some joined the Democrats. The Republicans became a major thorn in the side to the pro-slavery Democrats, launching their first platform in 1856 focusing primarily on civil rights. So to answer your question more succinctly: He was an anti-Federalist/Opposition/'Republican' (In the sense of what became later the Democratic Republicans or Democrats or 'Jeffersonian Republicans', not modern Republicans.)
Democrats. Republicans have the elephant.
Yes. The evidence is overwhelming. In most cases, democrats grow out of their reckless, impressionable phase ,start paying taxes and become Republicans.
Donkey for Democrats and Elephant for Republicans
CNN= Democrats Fox News = Republicans
Democrats are the donkeys and the Republicans are the elephants.
202 republicans and 233 Democrats
Democrats - 49, Republicans - 49, and two Independents.
House of Representatives - Republicans 242, Democrats 193 Senate - Republicans 47, Democrats 51
Northern Whigs became Republicans, Southern Whigs became Democrats
Congress has become more evenly split between republicans and democrats.
Democrats are donkeys and Republicans are elephants A Donkey The Democrats have the Donkey, and the Republicans have the Elephant. donkey
When the democrats and republicans stating giving away the store.
76 Republicans, 74 Democrats
The Democrats are represented by Donkeys and The Republicans are represented by Elephants