Democratic party, American political party; the oldest continuous political party in the United States.
Sections in this article:
- The Dominant Party
- The 1960s to the Present
- The New Freedom and New Deal
- From the Civil War to Bryan
- Origins in Jeffersonian Democracy
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. History