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 1848, the National Convention established the Democratic National Committee, now the longest-running political organization in the world. The convention charged the DNC with the responsibility of promoting "the Democratic cause" between the conventions and preparing for the next convention.


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