The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party.
It was founded in 1828 by Martin Van Buren and Andrew Jackson, who were supporters of a strong central government and opposed the elitism of the Federalists1
The Democratic Party has been in power for most of the 20th and 21st centuries, with notable presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden.
The party has advocated for progressive reforms such as the New Deal, the Civil Rights Act, the Affordable Care Act, and the American Rescue Plan.
The current leader of the Democratic Party is Jaime Harrison, who serves as the chairperson of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
The DNC is responsible for organizing and funding the party’s campaigns at all levels, as well as promoting its platform and policies.
The DNC also hosts the Democratic National Convention every four years, where delegates from each state and territory nominate the party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates2
The Democratic Party has a strong base of support among young people, women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people, urban dwellers, and college-educated voters.
The party also has a presence in every state and territory, with local chapters and affiliates that work to elect Democrats at the grassroots level.
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