The Political Parties Of The United States

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There are two major political parties in the United States, the Democrats and the Republicans. The Democratic symbol is a donkey they got this from the colonial times when andrew jackson kept being called a donkey so he started to use it, and we have used it ever since. The republicans got their symbol from Nast. Nast invented a famous symbol the Republican elephant. In a cartoon that Nast that had ran in Harper 's Weekly in the year 1874, Nast drew a donkey clothed in lion 's skin, scaring away at all the animals in the zoo. One of those animals was the elephant, this elephant was labeled “The Republican Party Vote.” this cartoon is all it took for the elephant to become the Republican Parties mascot.

The democratic party is one of the two major political parties in the united states. Its origins began with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, the modern day democratic party was founded around 1828. this made this party the worlds oldest running party. Once classical liberalism and libertarianism started in the united states they developed a center-left and social-liberal platform. This was going to at the time support social justice and mixed economy in the colonies and in the United States. The democrats had an idea of modern American liberalism. This defended social and economical equality. It chases a mixed economy by providing government intervention and regulation in the economy.

The republican party is one of the two major…
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