Democratic Party history

Posted: 7:46 PM EDT Sep 26, 2012   Updated: 1:35 PM EDT Oct 31, 2014

The Democratic Party is one of the oldest political parties in the world. Take a look at the key leaders, dates and policies that make up the history of the Democratic Party.

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The Democratic Party is one of the oldest political parties in the world, older than the Republican Party.

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