A brief history of both the republican and democratic parties.
Created by nealschutt on Jan 26, 2011
Last updated: 01/26/11 at 04:22 PM
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Awarded disputed votes by the Supreme Court, most controversial election ever.
A booming economy helps Clinton win, but the Democrats fail to control congress for the rest of his term.
Marks the rise of the "new" Democratic Party which represents minorities, women, moderates, workers, and the south.
Increased Military Spending, built army during peacetime
Strong defense, conservative domestic program and a limited detente with communism worked well.
Watergate Scandal causes Nixon to leave, Ford works to distance the party from Nixon.
Johnson passes social welfare and civil rights legislation.
Won by a landslide. Moderate domestic program.
Southerners nominate Strom Thurmond. Northerners nominate Truman, who is reelected.
FDR is reelected for an unheard of fourth term.
New Deal defines the Democratic Party as the party of reform.
Economic Collapse blamed on the president and the republican party was swept out of office and congress in 1932.
Stressed return to "normalcy".
Dollar Diplomacy is born.
Roosevelt had a very aggressive foreign policy, and because of that and the Spanish-American war, many people started to view the Republican Party as imperialists.
Beat Ulysses for the nomination.
Forced to stop Reconstruction in the south.
Presidency known for corruption and scandals.
Eventually they would attempt to impeach Johnson from power, but they were unsuccessful.
Johnson adopts a more moderate approach.
All Slaves are declared free men.
Democrats often held both houses and won many local elections.
As a result, southern states secede and form the Confederacy. The Civil War begins
Opinions on slavery force the party into the Northern Democratic Party and the Southern Democratic Party. NDP nominate Stephen A. Douglas while SDP nominate John C. Breckenridge.
Passed over more well-known candidates for the lesser known Illinois congressman. The party interests attracted northeastern business, called for a high tariff, free homesteads, and a transcontinental railroad.
Opposed Slavery, Missouri Compromise, and supported the admission of Kansas as a free state
Northern Democrats, Whig Party Members and anyone who opposed the Kansas Nebraska Act came together.
Key points of presidency were the dissolution of the bank of the United States and the nullification crisis.