Democratic Party history

Published On: Sep 26 2012 04:46:39 PM PDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2016 04:00:00 AM PDT

The Democratic Party is one of the oldest political parties in the world. Take a look at the key leaders, dates and policies that make up the history of the Democratic Party.

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In the 1960s, President John F. Kennedy challenged an optimistic nation to build on its great history. Kennedy proclaimed a New Frontier and dared Americans to put a man on the moon, created the Peace Corps and negotiated a treaty banning atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons.


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