The Democratic And Republican Parties: A History

The Democratic Party: A History

Dem-Rep Split causes John Quincy Adams to be elected

1824

Andrew Jackson Became the Democratic Party's First President

1828

Competition Between the Whigs and the Democrats

1828 - 1856

DNC Begins to Organize the Party

1828

Martin Van Buren is elected

1836

James K. Polk is elected

1844

Franklin Pierce is elected

1853

James Buchanan is elected

1857

The Democratic Party Splits, Republicans Rise

1860

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Reconstruction

1863 - 1877

Andrew Johnson is elected

1865

The Democratic Party Symbol is created by Thomas Nast

1870

James A. Garfield is elected

1881

Grover Cleveland is elected

1885

During the presidencies of Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson, the Federal Reserve is created

The Panic of 1893

1893

Progressive Era

1901 - 1909

World War I

1914 - 1918

Economic Boom

1927

Alfred E. Smith is the first Catholic to run for President

1928

Collapse of Wall Street

1929

Great Depression

1929 - 1943

New Deal Coalition

1932 - 1968

Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected (four terms)

1932

Tennessee Valley Authority

1933

World War II

1939 - 1945

Social Security is established

1939

Pearl Harbor

1941

Harry S. Truman is elected

1945

Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies

1945

Civil Rights Movement

1950 - 1960

John F. Kennedy is elected (first Catholic President)

1960

Lyndon B. Johnson takes over

1963

Civil Rights Act is passed

1964

Democratic National Convention

1968

Divided Government

1970 - 1980

Jimmy Carter is elected

1976

Economic Troubles

1990

Bill Clinton is elected

1992

Repiblicans Control House & Senate

1992

Bill Clinton is Impeached

1998

Barack Obama is elected

2008

Barack Obama is Reelected

2012

The Republican Party: A History

The Republican Party is Founded

1854

Abraham Lincoln is elected

1860

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Reconstruction

1863 - 1877

National Income at $7 billion

1870

James A. Garfield is elected.

1881

Benjamin Harrison is elected

1889

The Panic of 1893

1893

Republican William McKinley defeats Democrat William Jennings Bryan

1896

National Income at $17 billion

1899

Progressive Era

1901 - 1909

Theodore Roosevelt defeats Alton B. Parker by a landslide

1904

World War I

1914 - 1918

Warren G. Harding is elected

1920

Calvin Coolidge is elected

1923

Economic Boom

1927

Great Depression

1929 - 1943

Herbert Hoover is elected

1929

Collapse of Wall Street

1929

Republican Party loses 51 seats in House

1930

World War II

1939 - 1945

Pearl Harbor

1941

Republicans Gain Control of Congress

1947 - 1948

Civil Rights Movement

1950 - 1960

Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected

1953

Republicans Gain Control of Congress

1953

Richard Nixon is elected

1969

Divided Government

1970 - 1980

Gerald Ford is elected

1974

Ronald Reagan is elected

1980

George H. W. Bush is elected

1988

Economic Troubles

1990

George W. Bush is elected

2001