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.

OTD September 4 - Harry Truman
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Harry S. Truman Library

With the election of Harry Truman, Democrats began the fight to bring down the final barriers of race and gender. Truman integrated the military and oversaw the reconstruction of Europe by establishing the Marshall Plan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Truman's leadership paved the way for civil rights leaders who followed.


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