Poliical parties

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Political Parties

At the start of the 21st Century, the Democratic Party can look back on a proud history a history not just of a political organization but of a national vision. It is a visionbased on the strength and power of millions of economically empowered, socially diverse and politically active Americans. (Democratic Party, n.d., p. 4)
The history of the Democratic Party in theUnited States goes back to the time of our first Presidents. Thomas Jefferson, in the late 1700’s, started the first political party with the conviction that the federal government was assuming too muchpower over domestic policy and should be stopped. His party became known as the “Democratic” party when candidate Andrew Jackson became President in 1828. Jackson was known as a man of the people.He took the Democratic party that Jefferson and his elite collegues had formed and turned it over to the citizens in the United States. The first convention was in 1832 where Jackson was re-electedto a second term. It has become the longest running political organization in the world.
The Democratic Party has met every four years since 1832 to nominate a presidential and vice-presidentialcandidate. From 1832 to 1968, sixteen Democratic candidates have become President including James Polk, James Buchanan, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Rooselvet, Harry Truman and John F.Kennedy. (Political Party, n.d., p. 4)
The democrat was the first major political party to have a platform open to all Americans. This is usually only for paid professionals. This year was the firsttime to have an opportunity for everyone who wanted to contribute ideas for the next four years agenda, to do so. For example this year the vision of the President of United States is to have UnionHealth benefits.

Party Platform
The Democratic Party has a long and proud history of representing and protecting the interests of working Americans and guaranteeing personal liberties for all. One...
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