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Democratic Party

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Definition: One of the political parties that emerged from the demise of the Democratic-Republican Party. Members of the Democratic Party adopted the belief that a strong federal government would weaken and not respect the rights of the states and the people. Andrew Jackson was the first Democratic president.

Related Resources:
The New Nation
Find out more about the period between the signing of the Constitution and the year 1800.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Origins of the Democratic Party
See how it began and who its leaders were.

Landmark Dates in Democratic Party History
This helpful timeline puts names, faces, and dates together to present an overview of the history of the party.

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