Democrat vs. Republican

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Democrat vs. Republican

The Democratic and Republican parties remain important organizing structures for politics in the United States. Both Democratic and Republican also write party platforms, setting out the party’s goals and policy positions. A party’s platform is not binding on its nominees, platform planks are largely symbolic, and the often provide heated arguments and provide distinct differences between the parties to present to voters.

The Democratic platform is that if America is to secure prosperity, progress, peace, and security for all we cannot afford to go back, we must move forward together and we must not leave anyone behind. The Republican Platform is uplifting and visionary.

The Democratic Party traces its origins back to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic- Republican Party, acquiring its current name under Andrew Jackson in 1828. It also pressed the state to choose presidential electors by popular vote rather than by state legislatures.

The Republican Party traces its origins to the anti-slavery and national forces that united in the 1850s and nominated Abraham Lincoln for president in 1860.
The Difference between the Republican Party and Democratic Party is like the sun and moon. (It comes up and it goes down). According to the text book, “The Republican Party believes the federal government should be small and ruled by the wealthy elite” (p. 476 – 504), and secondly according to the website on who do you believe, “the republican party believe that that your property is yours and you have the basic right to make use of it without unreasonable government restrictions”. While on the other hand, “the Democratic Party believes the federal government should be big and ruled by elected representatives” (p. 494). The type of government they desire is the type our constitution gives us, a Republic, and the methods they are using to achieve their goals are conservative, and secondly the Democratic Party believe that the government has the...
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