Democrat Essays

  • democrat and republican parties

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    “The Democratic Party at its worst is better for the country than the Republican Party at its best.” This was a statement made by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1955. Lyndon B. Johnson of course was a Democrat. Is this quote true today? That is a question that can only be answered after a careful analysis of the philosophy of the Republican and Democratic leaders that help to run this nation. “Neither of the two major parties is made up of people who are all of one mind. Each party is a coalition of many people

  • The Democratic National Party vs. the Republican National Party

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    the Republican National Party are different based on their stands on domestic economic issues in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. On the issue of tax relief, the Republicans called for more tax breaks than did the Democratic party. The Democrats called for “a research and development tax credit; a low income housing tax credit; [and] a long term capital gains proposal for new businesses and business expansions”(“First Presidential Debate, 1992”). The Republican party went much further. In

  • Compromise of 1877

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    period.2 The Republicans were losing their political clout. By agreeing to what has become known as the Compromise of 1877, the Republicans effectively abandoned the people they had fought so long to free. This was because this compromise between Democrats and Republicans effectively repealed the constitutional strides, which had been made thus far toward offering the black population of the U.S. equality.3 The passage of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United

  • Was there really a revolution in Germany in 1918? Discuss

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    government or political system, which means that the events occurring in Germany in 1918 didn’t constitute a revolution. Groups changed in and out of power, but in the end it was always one group ruling over the people, just as the Kaiser had. The Social Democrats, a right-wing political group, eventually took his place, using the Freikorps to control people. The Spartacists wanted a revolution exactly like that in Russia in the previous year, but they were never allowed the chance to come into great power

  • Christian Influence in Italian Culture

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    Christianity's largest denomination in Rome undoubtedly has an immense effect on the nation. The presence of Catholicism has led to profound influences on Italian society. The piety of Francis of Assisi in the 13th Century, the politics of the Christian Democrats party during the 20th Century, and the role the Catholic Church continues to play in the 21st Century demonstrate how Christianity has impacted Italy in various ways ... ... middle of paper ..., a political party, an individual, or anything

  • Jacksonian Democracy

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    affirmed. Earlier when the term party was looked upon with similar meaning as faction, it represented a sort of selfishness and contention over unanimity that wasn’t needed in the government. The Democrats and the Whigs were the new names of the parties. The Whigs grew from the Republican Party and the Democrats form the Anti-Federalists. What brought this change were economic booms and downturns that had characterized the 19th century economy. Also Missouri Compromise (when Missouri’s proposed constitution

  • The Populist and Progressive Movements

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    Sherman Silver Purchase. Populist platform urged congress to authorize free and unlimited minting of silver. The Populists were united in favoring the minting of silver to expand the money supply. Democrats agreed with the Populist, but most Republicans favored the gold standard and a smaller money supply. Democrats agreed on a presidential candidate that was with the mint silver, wh...

  • The Watergate Scandal

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    information that could be used against Nixon’s opponent (“5 held in Plot to Bug Democrats’ office” par. 28). On June 7, 1972, the Watergate was broken into for the second time. The break in occurred about 9 p.m. The burglars had reportedly broken into and stolen money and checks out of a safe. The money and checks were supposed to go to the election campaign for the Democratic presidency race (“5 held in Plot to Bug Democrats’ office” par. 31). Sunday, June 18, 1972, five burglars broke into the Watergate

  • Federalist Vs Anti-Federalist

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    and only worry about themselves. As I’m on the Federalist side, I believe that John Adams was correct in his statement, and that the government is only trying to uphold the rights and liberties that each citizen ought to have. According to Elite Democrats, political representatives “should filter the views of the people through their superior expertise, intelligence and temperament”. Federalists were very intelligent when it came to people’s attitudes and personality. People are very self-centered

  • Manifest Destiny and American Politics

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    During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the United States saw many problems come and go. Some problems were more important than others, however all led to further division of American politics. The most divisive issue in American politics during this time frame was the idea of Manifest Destiny, or territorial expansion. Manifest Destiny was the idea that it was the United States’ destiny to take over all of North America from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Most of the public

  • Political Influences

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    the states were revealing their winner. Of course, I didn't really understand what was going on, but none the less I could feel the tension in the room. During the 1996 presidential race between the two main contestants, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole, Democrat and Republican, respectively, my parents were both strong supporters of Mr. Dole as you can tell. Therefore, nearly all of the opinions and facts that I was exposed to at home reflected their ideas. This information caused me to see Clinton as a

  • British Chartism

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    democratic movements by restricting voting privileges to the wealthier middle classes. Limited voting power kept the Whig party “safe'; from radical pressure in Britain. These absurd manipulations of the electorate and parliament encouraged democrats and radicals (middle classes) from all over Europe to protest and eventually uprise. One of the best, most comprehensive examples of a social revolution in this period is Britain’s Chartism. This radical movement pushed for democratic rights

  • Partisan elections

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    In the next couple paragraphs I will talk more specifically about these topics. First, let’s talk about the advantages of partisan elections compared to nonpartisan elections. It makes voting a lot faster because the people can just go to either democrat, republican or independent column. They do not have to go through a big list of candidates to figure out who is the best choice, like it would be in nonpartisan elections. Another advantage of having partisan elections would have to be the free press

  • Stasis at Corcyra

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    events surrounding the conflict and attempt to give scope to it as a mirror into the rest of the conflict. The initial trouble at Corcyra was the same as that of the entire war. It was a clash of ideologies. The city was split into two factions: the Democrats and the Oligarchs. The city already had a pact of peace with the Athenians but were also friendly with the Peloponnesians. The trouble started when prisoners were returned by the Peloponnesians with the mission of splitting the city from Athens (Thucydides

  • Loss Of Freedom Through Apathy

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    instrument of self government. It is the American vote and in this Presidential election it is a right 250 million chose to ignore. This year I had the great opportunity to volunteer my services to the Democratic party. I was excited to work for the Democrats because it was my first ever experience involved with the election. For 17 years I stood as a common bystander to this great American tradition. Volunteering my hours made me feel like I was part of something important. Mostly my work consisted

  • Money In Politics

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    campaigning and Slamming ones opponent have become commonplace in today's world. This is a very Distinct problem. Yet the root of the problem isn't the candidates themselves, in most Cases. The national committees for the republicans and the democrats is at the true heart Of the problem. The money which is spent by those massive institutions to their party's candidate in each election is staggering. Therefore the problem lies not in the candidates themselves, but in the money which is

  • The Different American Political Parties

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    began to split over issues and some supported Andrew Jackson’s policies and became known as Democrats. Those who opposed Andrew Jackson’s policies became known as the Whigs. The Whig Party ended over the slavery controversy. The anti-slavery issue led to the creation of the Republican Party, while the Democrats were pro-slavery. Which left us with the two political parties we still have today: the Democrats and the Republicans. The first two parties that I am going to discuss are the Federalists

  • The Problem with Presidential Primaries

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    Democratic and Republican parties hold open and closed primaries, the two parties hold many of their state primaries on separate dates. Additionally, the two parties have different rules that determine how each state’s delegates are allotted. The Democrats practice the proportional representation method of delegate allocation. The Republicans, on the other hand, pract... ... middle of paper ... ... Online. Internet. 18 Mar. 2000. Available:

  • Politics In The Gilded Age

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    Age was named for a Mark Twain book. It meant covered with gold, and was applied to this period as a whole. This was a period of corruption in sordid politics. The Republicans and Democrats didn’t really have strong opposing beliefs during this period. The Republicans supported high tariffs and sound money. The Democrats supported lower tariffs and expanded currency. Both rural and urban classes supported each party. They worked with spoils and local issues. Both parties worked to please everyone

  • Lincoln - Greatest Man Of The 19th Century

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    slave-owning society that would most definitely develop if the South had won. Abraham Lincoln, America’s sixteenth President was the most influential man of the war. He was responsible for mobilizing the North’s power, getting people, both Republicans and Democrats, to sympathize with the Union cause and consequently, winning the war. This is what makes Lincoln the most influential man of the nineteenth century. Lincoln was born into an “undistinguished family”. His parents died, when Lincoln was just a child