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.

Slogans - Franklin Roosevelt
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A generation later, Franklin Roosevelt was elected president running on the promise of a New Deal. Roosevelt pulled America out of the Depression by looking beyond the Democratic base and energizing citizens around the belief that their government could actively assist them in times of need. The Civilian Conservation Corps, the WPA and Social Security all brought Americans into the system and strengthened the nation.


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