Thomas Jefferson and James Madison create the Democratic-Republican Party
Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st Democratic-Republican Elected President
A time period where no one challenged the Democratic-Republicans
Andrew Jackson loses the Election of 1824 to John Quincy Adams even though he won in both the Electoral College and Popular Vote
Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren form the Modern Democratic party after 1824 in favor of states rights. Jackson becomes the first democrat elected president.
Andrew Jackson's Vice President Martin Van Buren was elected President
James K. Polk was elected president in 1844 on the platform of national expansion
The DNC was created and is in charge of developing the party platform. It is still in existence today
Franklin Piece was Elected president in 1852
James Buchanan elected president in 1856
The Democratic Party splits into two groups: the Northern Democrats and the Southern Democrats due to the issue of slavery. This allows for the Republicans to gain power
Grover Cleveland serves his first term as the U.S. President from 1884-1888 to break a drought of Democratic presidencies
Becomes the only president to serve on two non-consecutive terms.
William Jennings Bryan was the Democratic nominee in 1896
William Jennings Bryan was the Democratic Nominee in 1900
Williams Jennings Bryan was Democratic nominee in 1908
Woodrow Wilson begins the shift of Democrats being advocates for states rights to the idea of federal power with his New Freedom Platform. Institutes Federal Trade Commision, Federal Reserve, and Federal Income Tax
the Democrats nominate the first Catholic in 1920 in Alfred E. Smith
Completely shifts the democrats to federal power. Implements the New Deal which includes the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Social Security System
Harry Truman elected president twice, even though the democratic party splits into both north and south democrats
Strom Thurmond led the Dixiecrats (Southern Democrats) in the election of 1948
JFK first ever catholic president. Wants to put a man on the moon by the end of the 60s. LBJ was his vice president
JFK assassinated. LBJ takes office
LBJ's administration passes the Civil Rights Act which makes the democratic more popular among the Black Community.
Eugene McCarthy was anti-Vietnam war. "Get Clean for Gene"
Jimmy Carter becomes president after the Watergate Scandal of Nixon. Under him, the Middle East Peace Corps. occurred
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
Al Gore loses the 2000 election even though he won the popular vote. He lost in electoral votes to George Bush
Kerry loses to George Bush in the 2004 election
Barrack Obama becomes the first African-American president and wins two terms
The Republican party is created to stop the spread of slavery.
Abraham Lincoln becomes the first republican president and keeps the union together through the Civil War and abolishes slavery
The GOP becomes the acronym for the Grand Old Party to describe the nation's majority party
One of the Republican presidents during the republican dominance from the 1890s to 1930s
Harding crushed Wilson by 7 million votes to become president.
Calvin Coolidge takes over after Harding's death. He then wins the upcoming election
Under Hoover's administration the Stock Market crashed so he was only in office for one term
Eisenhower breaks up a 36-year reign of democratic dominance in the presidencies
Nixon becomes president, but then steps down because of the Watergate scandal
Ford takes over after Nixon steps down. He is part of the divided government with legislature controlled by democrats and executive offices by republicans
Reagan becomes president with conservative beliefs.
George H.W. Bush was elected in 1988 for one term
George W Bush wins two terms as the president in 2000 and 2004
Events that affected both parties
The time period after the Civil War where the rights of African Americans needed to be guaranteed
Economic issues lead to a Republican landslide at the midterm election
The U.S. enters WWI under the Wilson administration
the Stock Market crashes and the Great Depression begins
"a day that will live in infamy." After the bombing of pearl harbor on December 7, 1941, FDR enters America into WWII
The Vietnam War occurs and leads to LBJ being unable to overcome this foreign policy