Essay on The United States Democratic Party History

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The United States Democratic Party History

The Democratic Party is one of the oldest and biggest party in the United States. The other one is the Republican Party. Every four years the party holds a National Convention where they pick one from their party to be the next candidate for the presidency. The last Convention took place in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012 where Barack Obama was nominated for President and Joe Biden was nominated for Vice President, and as we all know that turned out well Obama won and he became the 15th Democrat to take office, the Democratic Party currently holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and
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Sometimes Democrats are called "the left", "liberals" or "progressives", even though not all Democrats are left-wing or liberal.
Generally Democrats support: progressive income tax, increasing overall tax income higher corporate taxes and recapturing income from overseas profits expanding spending on government programs spending on business, education, infrastructure, clean-energy abortion (spending on reproductive issues) stem-cell research reducing the use of US troops in international affairs, downsizing the military
Equal rights (without regard for race, creed, gender or sexual orientation) through Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity laws. restrictions of weapons use through government oversight
Keynesian, and a mixed economy universal healthcare regulating business and the economy freedom of religion
Most support for Democrats comes from states in the Northeast, Midwest, and Pacific Coast areas of the USA, but there are Democrats elected to office in all other states too.

In this section I found some information about the Democratic Party and the people in it right now. I would like to say that these information’s are from Wikipedia.

Chairman
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL)
President of the United States
Barack Obama(President) (IL)
Senate Leader
Joe Biden (President) (DE)
Daniel Inouye (President pro tempore) (HI)
Harry Reid (Majority Leader) (NV)
Dick Durbin (Majority Whip) (IL)
House Leader
Nancy Pelosi
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