one of the two major political parties in the U.S., founded in 1828.
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How to use Democratic Party in a sentence
Much to the frustration of many Democratic Party activists, major Democratic organizations also tend to be based in Washington and often more focused on federal policy as opposed to what is happening in states and localities.The Trumpiest Republicans Are At The State And Local Levels — Not In D.C. | Perry Bacon Jr. (email@example.com) | February 16, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Since January 2005, for example, Democratic Party membership has been consistent while Republican Party membership has fallen.Some Republicans are switching parties — but not many | Philip Bump, Lenny Bronner | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
The House, with its Democratic Party majority, would almost certainly not do that.Republicans divided on challenging presidential vote count in Congress | From AP and staff reports | January 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Photo by Adriana Heldiz On primary election night, San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy spoke to a room full of supporters as the result rolled in.
Lierman, who lives in Fells Point, is the daughter of Maryland Democratic Party stalwart Terry Lierman.Lierman launches bid for Maryland comptroller with goal of boosting equity | Erin Cox | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Public unions have also created conflict with racial minorities, another core Democratic Party constituency.
Are future historians going to look back on the past weekend as the one in which Elizabeth Warren took over the Democratic Party?
No—the way the Democratic Party can best help the poor people of Mississippi is to control Congress and the White House.
White working class distrust of the Democratic Party has gone nationwide.With Immigration Move, Obama and the Welfare Party Strike Again | Lloyd Green | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is Clinton too close to the Wall Street-Goldman Sachs wing of the Democratic Party?
And look here, don't you try to read me out of the Democratic Party, young man.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
Why, his paper would be an organ—an organ of the Democratic Party!Mr. Opp | Alice Hegan Rice
Moreover, he was one of the recognized leaders of the Democratic Party in this section of the state.
He belonged to the Modern Woodmen of America and he gave his political allegiance to the Democratic Party.
His political allegiance was given the Democratic Party and he was one of its recognized leaders.
British Dictionary definitions for Democratic Party
(in the US) the older and more liberal of the two major political parties, so named since 1840: Compare Republican Party
(in South Africa) a multiracial political party of the centre-left, now the main opposition to the African National Congress: Abbreviation: DP
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Cultural definitions for Democratic party (1 of 2)
A political party that arose in the 1820s from a split in the Democratic-Republican party. Andrew Jackson was the first president elected from the Democratic party. The other Democratic presidents elected before the Civil War were Martin Van Buren, James K. Polk, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan. The party generally opposed the national bank, high protective tariffs, interference with slavery, and federal aid for internal improvements in the nation — all measures that the Whigs came to favor. The Democrats' greatest strength was with farmers, laborers, and people of the frontier.
One of the two major political parties in the United States; the Democrats. The origins of the Democrats are in the Democratic-Republican party, organized by Thomas Jefferson in the late eighteenth century; the first president elected simply as a Democrat was Andrew Jackson. Always strong in the South, the party was severely damaged by secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, and did not produce a winning presidential candidate between 1861 and 1885, when Grover Cleveland was elected. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in contrast to the Republicans, the Democrats tended to be the party of the South and West, opposed to the interests of business and the Northeast. Woodrow Wilson, the next Democratic president, was part of the Progressive movement. In the period of the New Deal, in the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Democratic party reached enormous strength among labor union members, minority groups, and middle-income people. The Democratic presidents since Roosevelt have been Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, James Earl Carter, and William Jefferson Clinton.
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