Democratic/Republican Party Timeline

Events

Republicans

1865

Party was for the rich industrialists in the North

Democrats

1865

Originally party of the southern poor farmers

The New deal

1931 - 1942

Massively expanded the Federal government

JFK elected President in 1960.

1960

Showing new hope for AA's

JFK assassinated

1963

nixon became president

1969

watergate

1974

Nixon stands down due to watergate losing peoples trust in the government. Power more focused on the states

ronald reagan

1981 - 1989

Low taxes and smaller government role

Bill Clinton elected

1992

Bill Clinton becomes a Centrist and defeats George H.W. Bush in 92. Under him the economy booms. His second term was full of scandal with Monica Lewinsky and was impeached

Bill Clinton

1993 - 2001

Balances Federal budget

George Bush

2000 - 2008

Low taxes and smaller government role. Conserve religion

Obama elected

2008

Barrack Obama becomes the first African-American president and wins two terms