Democratic Party history

Posted: 7:46 PM EDT Sep 26, 2012   Updated: 7:00 AM EDT Oct 19, 2016

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 1912, Woodrow Wilson became the first Democratic president of the 20th Century. Wilson led the country through World War I, fought for the League of Nations, established the Federal Reserve Board, and passed the first labor and child welfare laws.


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