Democratic Essays

  • The Democratic Symbol

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    The Democratic Symbol The word “donkey” has come to have a negative connotation in today’s society. In Webster’s Handy College Dictionary, the definition for a donkey is “an ass” or “a stupid or obstinate person”. One would presume that with such a meaning, the Democratic Party, one of the main political parties in the United States, would not be associating itself with such a negative symbol. The first use of the “donkey” as the Democratic symbol occurred during Andrew Jackson’s run for

  • A Democratic Society

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    A Democratic Society Throughout time the debate upon which is the best system of government has been an ongoing debate. Somewhere between the realms of democracy, socialism, fascism, communism, and monarchism lies the answer to the perfect system. Traditionally speaking, North America has always tried to remain democratic in ruling. The democratic system, unlike it's alternatives, encourages equality and liberty among the people which in modern society, makes it the most attractive system of government

  • Chants Democratic

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    Chants Democratic, by Sean Wilentz examined the emergence of New York’s labor class during the Jacksonian era and in essence revealed Artisan Republicanism. Wilentz offered a unique perspective in his historical analysis of the social and political labor histories during 1788 through 1850. Wilentz stressed the importance of the republicanism ideology in the creation of a working class that was instrumental in a pre-industrial New York. The author stressed the significance in both the political histories

  • Student Democratic Party Platform

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    prosperity is enormous. At times this journey will be a perilous quest, but with valiant leadership this nation shall flourish. Only the Democratic Party is prepared to guide America towards this future. Under the watchful guidance of President Bill Clinton and the Democratic Party, America is finally moving in the right direction. In 1996, we, the Democratic Party, adopted and enacted a platform that has reinvigorated the American spirit of opportunity, responsibility, and community within our

  • The Democratic Value of Whitman's Leaves of Grass

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    Early reviews of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass evince an incipient awareness of the unifying and acutely democratic aspects of the poetry. An article in the November 13th, 1856, issue of the New York Daily Times describes the modest, self-published book of twelve seemingly formless poems: "As we read it again and again, and we will confess that we have returned to it often, a singular order seems to arise out of its chaotic verses" (2). The Daily Times's identification of "order" out of "chaos"

  • Democratic and Undemocratic Aspects of the Constitutional Convention

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    Democratic and Undemocratic Aspects of the Constitutional Convention The Articles of Confederation was the first government of the United States. The Articles had created a very weak national government. At the time the Articles were approved, they had served the will of the people. Americans had just fought a war to get freedom from a great national authority--King George III (Patterson 34). But after this government was put to use, it was evident that it was not going to keep peace between

  • Whitman's Leaves of Grass: Democratic Themes

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    Leaves of Grass:  Democratic Themes When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer I Hear America Singing       In his Preface to Leaves of Grass, Whitman states, “The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem”.  Whitman was the ultimate Transcendentalist/ Romantic.  He united democratic themes and subject matter with free verse form.  In Leaves of Grass, Whitman celebrates unity of all life and people.  He embraces diversity of geography, culture, work, sexuality, and beliefs.  Whitman’s

  • Essay On Democratic Party

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    In 1792, the democratic party was formed. In 1848, the Democratic Party was created. This is the oldest party that was created in the United States. The Democratic party “has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, workers’ rights, and women’s rights. We are the party of Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, FDR, and the countless everyday Americans who work each day to build a more perfect union.” (Democrats). Democrats are more likely to have people of all different ethnic backgrounds

  • The Jacksonian Democratic Party

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    And for many, the Jacksonian Democratic Party filled that role. The Democrats, who pursued a democracy that entailed economic and social independence for the common citizen, faced harsh opposition from the Whig Party in the Second American Party System. But apart from the political tensions of the era, the mid-1800’s were host to numerous movements and events that embodied, and didn’t embody, the Democratic ideals. Thus, it would be foolish to claim that the Democratic period merely represented a

  • Republican & Democratic Parties

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    All across the world there are major political parties fighting in each country in order to take control of their government. The United States of America is not an exception, as the Democratic and Republican parties compete against each other in every election in order to gain control of the US Government. These two political parties are the most popular and powerful in the US, there are very popular that other political parties have no chance on competing against these two in an election race.

  • Democratic-Republican Dbq

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    The formation of the Democratic-Republican Party started out as "a loose collection" of members who organized themselves to vote together consistently (Schultz). This unification of the party led to the change of leadership in America when Thomas Jefferson won the presidential election in 1800. The election resulted in the adoption of the Twelfth Amendment because of how well organized the party had become. The "Bloodless Revolution" ended with a tie between two Democratic-Republicans, Jefferson

  • 2008 Democratic Summaries

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    The 2008 Democratic Primaries Barrack Obama’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries is attributed to many different reasons, some of which are more complicated than others. These reasons range from racial and gender biases to the inefficiencies of Clinton’s campaign, and Obama’s strategic use of resources. Hillary Clinton was a natural choice for nomination due to her political background, name recognition, and heavy funding, however perhaps she started out her campaign a little too

  • Democratic Party Research Paper

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    The Democratic Party is the most seasoned political gathering in the United States and among the most seasoned political gatherings on the planet. It follows its underlying foundations to 1792, when supporters of Thomas Jefferson received the name Republican to underline their hostile to monarchical perspectives. Amid the 1820's new states entered the association, voting laws were casual, and a few states passed enactment that accommodated the immediate decision of presidential voters by voters

  • Does Delegated Legislation Represent a Threat to the Democratic Process

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    provisions through judicial review. Due to the complex nature of the delegated legislation, there are contradicting opinions about its democratic –or not- characteristics. Some people argue that as long as there is some control over delegated legislation not only by Parliament by more importantly by judiciary, this kind of legislation doesn’t seem to threaten the democratic process. In fact, given the pressure and waste of time on debating, it is more beneficial for the government to spend its precious

  • Argumentative Essay On The Democratic Party

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    the country. Choosing the political view that stand out most and seem the most affective helps in choosing what party to vote for. “The Democratic Party is the party that opened its arms. We opened them to every nationality, every creed. We opened them to the immigrants. The Democratic Party is the party of the people.” – Richard J. Daley. The Democratic Party’s beliefs on the topics of healthcare, welfare and education causes them to be the best political fit for this country. Around 33

  • Comparing the Democratic and Republican Parties

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    Comparing the Democratic and Republican Parties Ralph Nader campaigned for the 2001 Presidency by arguing that there are no real differences between the two major parties. In a broad sense, that statement might seem true. Major political parties play a majoritarian role in an otherwise pluralistic democracy in the United States. They are both majoritarian institutions trying to win control of the government. The differences between the parties lie in each party’s beliefs about the purpose and

  • To What Extent Was Jacksonian Democracy Democratic?

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    Extent Was Jacksonian Democracy Democratic? During the administration of Andrew Jackson, the United States was a nation of change both politically and socially. American society was a society of opportunity. Americans felt that, given a chance, they could make a better life for themselves. This was the era of the common people, the era of democracy. Andrew Jackson appealed to the American people because he stood for values many regarded with favor. However democratic Jackson may seem, he was more

  • Andrew Jackson Democratic Style Analysis

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    JThe Extent of Andrew Jackson’s Democratic Styles Andrew Jackson is one of the most popular presidents in United States history. Although he is not remembered as greatly as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln,and Thomas Jefferson, he did make a lasting impact on the country. It did take him a while until he was elected president, for he lost the election of 1824 to John Quincy Adams. However, the following election in 1828 proved that the country thought Andrew Jackson was qualified to become

  • Government and Politics - The Original Constitution Did Not Have Many Democratic Traits

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    Did Not Have Many Democratic Traits In two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, Americans fought and died so that democracy would prevail around the world. In the minds of many Americans, America is the bastion of democracy. But how democratic is America? Today’s America was “born” with the signing of the constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, it was determined how democratic America would be. And every American should ask himself how democratic America was made

  • The Definition Of Liberal Peace Or Democratic Liberalism?

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    In 1982, President Reagan gave a speech before the British Parliament, he announced a “crusade for freedom” and a “campaign for democratic development”. These liberal claims are that of Liberal Peace, also called Democratic Peace or Democratic Liberalism. According to Doyle in his Liberalism and World Politics, “there is no canonical description of liberalism”. But, there are some characteristics that are commonly related to what we call liberal, such as “democracy, individual freedom, political