Modern Day Political Parties

By: Cara G. and Alexis T. Sparks

Green Party

The Green Party is an active third party in the United States. This party emphasizes environmentalism, social justice, respect for diversity, and nonviolence.
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Democratic Party

The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties. This party is known to be the liberal party on domestic issues, and is the majority party of the U.S senate. In 1828, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison founded the Democratic-Republican Party, making this the very first active political party in United States history. Andrew Jackson was elected into presidency in 1829, becoming the USA's first democrat president.

Republican Party

The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States today. They usually support general issues such as a free-market economy with little government force, limited federal spending, and low taxes. They oppose abortion rights and same-sex marriage. The Republican Party formed 1834 in Ripon, Wisconsin by former members of the Whig Party to oppose slavery and the "oppression" of Andrew Jackson, they rapidly gained followers in the North. Also, their first presidential candidate, John C. Fremont, won 11 of the 16 Northern States in 1865.