The History of the Democratic Party

The History of the Democratic Party

by Heather Lehr Wagner

Hardcover(Library Binding - 1ST)

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The presidential election of 1800-in which Thomas Jefferson challenged John Adams in his bid for reelection to the presidency-would prove one of the most significant in American history. It was the first election in which political parties played an important role. Jefferson's party, which he called the Republican Party, was only the first iteration of what is today the modern Democratic Party. Over time, the party has remade itself, adapting to the issues of the day and the preferences of its changing constituency. Now the oldest political party in the United States and among the oldest political parties in the world, it is a fixture in American politics, from the local to the national level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791094198
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 07/28/2007
Series: U. S. Government Series: How It Works
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 528,208
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Party Politics     7
Jefferson's Republicans     16
A Party Divided     31
Slavery and the Democratic Party     47
War and Politics     60
A New Deal     70
Changing Society     83
The Modern Democratic Party     96
Glossary     107
Bibliography     110
Further Reading     112
Picture Credits     114
Index     115
About the Author     120

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