The Democratic Party is known as the oldest party formed in the United States of America and is one of the two main political parties existing in the American political system. The Democratic Party in the past had a philosophy of classical liberalism, but with the arrival of 20 thCentury, it began increasingly to support the philosophy of modern liberalism. The Democratic Party supports the creation of a welfare state in the United States and economic and social equality. Most of the planned interventions in the economy are support for trade unions, consumer protection, universal health care, introduction of social programs and environmental protection. As of today, the democratic presidents of 15 have served in the office, of which first was Andrew Jackson from 1829 to 1837, and the current one is Barack Obama who has been in the same office since 2009. Starting in 2016, the Democratic Party holds a minority of seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives, and in the governorates of 18.
- Organizational history
The Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the world and its roots date back to the year 1792. The prolonged public domination of the Democratic Party meant that Thomas Jefferson was elected to the office in the year 1804. The official name of the Democratic Party he was born in the year 1844. First, he was known as the Democratic-Republican Party, but in the year 1860, he was divided over the selection of the next presidential candidate after President James Buchanan. While the Great Depression came in the year 1929 under the presidential mandate of Herbert Hoover from the Republican Party, the Democratic Party ruled the House of Representatives. They also won the elections until Century, and Barack Obama is the current American head of state, elected in 2008 and subsequently re-elected to the office also in 2012.
The Democratic Party supports ideology as the increase in overall tax revenue by imposing taxes on the highest income groups, expanding the spending area for government programs, universal health care and limited abortion rights. The other areas in which they are contributing are in the energy sector, where they support the expansion of environmentally friendly energy sources, the promotion of a secular nation and the maintenance or lowering of taxes on low and middle income groups while the they grow on society and very rich.
- Opposition and criticism
Both the people and the opposition parties oppose various policies that have been formulated by the Democrats only for a certain class of people. In the case of fiscal policy, the tax burden is shifted to wealthy Americans who are against not being patriotic because they have shown an ambivalent attitude towards terrorism. There is a disturbance between environmentalists and trade unions affiliated to the automotive industry, as jobs are in danger due to higher costs and increased regulations to save the environment, and many other activities are criticized.
- Significant and modern heritage
The Democratic Party is doing an important job in disrupting the American people by working for the middle classes, reducing the deficit, reforming Wall Street and affirming that the current government should be responsible and transparent. Other reforms have focused on advancing America in virtually every socio-economic sphere.