When was the democratic party created?

also is there a website that lists all the partys and the history of them?


:( um. i think it was created in 1792. thanks for the help i guess.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There is a CONNECTION with Jefferson's party, but it is more accurate to trace the origin of the current Democratic Party back to JACKSON.

    Don't know if you (or she) noticed, but Elizabeth's two Democratic clips conflict with each other. This is understandable, though -- the modern day Democratic Party is eager to claim direct lineage from Jefferson, so that's what the party web site goes with. But the second link -- taking the current party back to Andrew Jackson--has a much stronger argument.

    In fact, even the commonly used party name is mistaken. It is common for folks nowadays to refer to Jefferson and Madison's party as the "Democratic Republicans" Only problem is, that was NOT their official name, and they only rarely made any use of "Democratic" (only in the later years). It was almost always simply "the Republicans". Though SOME of them liked to refer to being "democratic", in the 1790s that was dangerous, and often used AGAINST them by the Federalists, because this terminology linked them to the Radicals of the French Revolution, and as that turned bloody, this was NOT an association many considered desirable!!

    So WHY do moderns like the term "Democratic-Republican"? It's almost certainly the simple, understandable desire to make it clear that this was NOT the same party as the modern-day Republican Party founded in 1854. If it is considered necessary to make this point (and I'm not so sure), another way to accomplish the same thing is the less misleading "Jeffersonian Republicans" (They never used THAT title either, but I doubt (m)any seeing the term jump to the conclusion that they did.)

    The truth is by the "Era of Good Feelings" (under Monroe, after the War of 1812) the old Federalist Party had fallen apart and ALL were members of this ONE Republican (or sometimes 'Democratic-Republican') Party, which had absorbed some of the "activist" positions of old Federalists (in favor of the National Bank and internal improvements -- packaged by Henry Clay as the "American System").

    But then divisions began to (re)appear. After the election of John Quincy Adams in 1824 the Jacksonians who thought Adams and Clay had stolen the election, who OPPOSED the Bank and several other views of this set of "NATIONAL Republicans" formed a NEW party and called in "the Democratic Party" (or sometimes "the Democracy"). They developed a whole new political system, including a new "convention" system (leaving being the earlier caucus system) to select their Presidential (and VP) nominee.

    Now Jackson's group was much more UNIFIED (perhaps by their anger?) and those on the other side took a bit of time to fully organize. They adopted the name "Whigs" (because they thought Jackson behaved like "KING Andrew", and wanted to associate themselves with the party that had opposed King George III during the American Revolution). The Whigs gradually adopted the same methods (conventions, etc) as the Democrats so that there were once again two distinct parties.

    But as you look through HOW all this took place, and see that BOTH had Jeffersonian connections (and that the issues and forms changed), it is not accurate to suggest that the "Democratic" Party of Jackson was simply a continuation of the one formed by Jefferson & Madison in 1791-2 in opposition to the Hamiltonians (later organized as the Federalist Party) . (For that matter, the Democratic Party web site quite misrepresents the Federalists, simply labeling them as "elitist". There was SOME of that, but some of it was simply a different notion of what was best and most effective for the NATION. Indeed, many of the old Federalist views were later picked up by Clay and others... and are widely accepted by BOTH parties now... if anything, MORE so by the Democrats.)

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    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Democratic Party History

    Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party in 1792 as a congressional caucus to fight for the Bill of Rights and against the elitist Federalist Party. In 1798, the "party of the common man" was officially named the Democratic-Republican Party and in 1800 elected Jefferson as the first Democratic President of the United States. Jefferson served two distinguished terms and was followed by James Madison in 1808.


    Democratic Party History

    Origin of the Democratic Party is uncertain.

    Some historians trace its beginnings to the Democratic-Republican Party that Thomas Jefferson created during the 1790's.

    Most historians, however, regard Andrew Jackson's presidential campaign organization, formed in 1828, as the beginning of the Democratic Party as it is known today.


    About the Republican Party


    The Republican Party was born in the early 1850's by anti-slavery activists and individuals who believed that government should grant western lands to settlers free of charge. The first informal meeting of the party took place in Ripon, Wisconsin.

    The first official Republican meeting took place on July 6th, 1854 in Jackson, Michigan. The name "Republican" was chosen because it alluded to equality and reminded individuals of Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party.

    In 1856, the Republicans became a national party when John C. Fremont was nominated for President under the slogan: "Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men, Fremont." Four years later, Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican to win the White House.


  • 1 decade ago

    originally it was called the democratic-republican party. i believe andrew jackson was the first democratic president.

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    1 decade ago

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