The Democratic Party And The Republican Party

1640 WordsApr 3, 20167 Pages
Every four years, the United States’ citizens elect a new president. The election is held in November, but campaigning starts almost a whole year before the election month. Candidates compete on a daily basis for the one position some people only dream of holding. With this election on the horizon, voters need to take time to understand who the contenders are and what their main objects will be once they arrive in office. In politics today, two parties exist; the democrat party and the republican party. Out of the pair of organizations, the democratic party remains as the world’s oldest political party. It was first founded in the year 1828 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The Jeffersonian Republican or Democratic-Republican party were the first names that it wore. The main purpose for the creation of this political group was to establish republicanism, or in other words, a weak federal government with strong and powerful state governments. However, during the very beginning of this party’s creation, most of the people favored the idea of classical liberalism. The Jeffersonian Republican party was created in order to oppose the Federalist party, created by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. The Democratic party evolved from the Jeffersonian Republican party. On the flip side of things, the Republican party was originally established as the Grand Old Party(GOP) during the year of 1854. This party favors the ideas of American conservatism. The republican party was
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