Democratic Party history

Published: Sep 26 2012 07:46:39 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2012 01:35:00 PM EDT

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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In 1848, the National Convention established the Democratic National Committee, now the longest running political organization in the world. The Convention charged the DNC with the responsibility of promoting "the Democratic cause" between the conventions and preparing for the next convention.

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