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  United States House of Representatives - Knowmore
Each state is represented in the House in accordance with the size of its population, with the proviso that each state is entitled to at least one Representative member.
In the history of the United States, only five members have been expelled from the House; three of them were removed in 1861 for supporting the Confederate secession, which led to the American Civil War.
The party with a majority of seats in the House is known as the majority party; the next-largest party is the minority party.
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 United States Republican Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The current President of the United States George W. Bush is a member of the party it has majorities in the Senate and the House.
The party was organized in Ripon Wisconsin on February 28 1854 as a party against the expansion slavery.
It is not to be confused the Democratic-Republican party of Thomas Jefferson or the National Republican Party of Henry Clay.
www.freeglossary.com /United_States_Republican_Party   (2085 words)

 ipedia.com: United States Democratic Party Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Democratic Party itself was formed from a faction of the Democratic-Republicans, led by Andrew Jackson.
Democrats in the northern states opposed this new trend, and at the 1860 nominating convention the party split and nominated two candidates (see U.S. presidential election, 1860).
In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Democrats were faced with a new political puzzle as the nation's focus changed to issues of national security and homeland security, with the Democrats positioning themselves against war in Iraq and advocating a less aggressive policy.
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 Democratic Party - dKosopedia
In the 1850s, following the disintegration of the Whig Party, the southern wing of the Democratic Party became increasingly associated with the expansion of slavery, in opposition of the newly formed Republican Party.
After the war, the Democrats were a shattered party, but eventually gathered enough support to elect reform candidate Grover Cleveland to two terms in the presidency, in large part due to the success of southern Democrats in creating a "Solid South" by preventing Blacks from voting.
After the 2004 elections however, Democratic prospects began to rebound in the wake of revelations about the Bush administration's deceptive claims about the existence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, mismanagement and corruption in the Iraqi occupation, and photographic evidence of torture by the U.S. Army in the Abu Ghraib prison.
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 The Democratic Party
In 1798, the "party of the common man" was officially named the Democratic-Republican Party and in 1800 elected Jefferson as the first Democratic President of the United States.
Democratic Party leader William Jennings Bryan led a movement of agrarian reformers and supported the right of women's suffrage, the progressive graduated income tax and the direct election of Senators.
The history of our next hundred years can be seen in the gorgeous mosaic of America, from the wheat fields of Nebraska to the barrios of New York City, from the mountains of Colorado to the rocky coast of Maine.
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 Democratic Party (United States) at AllExperts
Currently, the Democratic Party is the minority party in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.
The Democratic Party, in its platform in 2000 and 2004, called for abortion to be "safe, legal and rare"—namely, keeping it legal by rejecting laws that allow governmental interference in abortion decisions, and reducing the number of abortions by promoting both knowledge of reproduction and contraception, and incentives for adoption.
Civil libertarians also often support the Democratic Party because its positions on such issues as civil rights and separation of church and state are more closely aligned to their own than the positions of the Republican Party, and because the Democrats' economic agenda may be more appealing to them than that of the Libertarian Party.
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 United States Democratic Party - Wikiality, the Truthiness Encyclopedia
The Democratic Party is a political party in the United States that is recognized as the preferred party of Satanists and the French.
This party was founded by infamous betrayer and Jesus killer Judas Iscariot by order of Satan to combat the divinely inspired Republican Party.
The Democratic Party is currently infiltrating America, with help from the Communists and other assorted liberal groups such as the ACLU and activist judges.
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 Democratic Party -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Later Democrats claim they are the spiritual heirs of that party, especially in the sense of faith in the people and opposition to rule by elites.
By the 1830s the Democratic Party was a complex coalition with many elements, especially farmers in all parts of the country, together with workingmen's groups in the cities.
The party's proposal (in 2000 and 2004) for public policy on termination of pregnancy is for abortion to be "safe, legal and rare" - namely, keeping it legal by rejecting laws that include governmental interference in any individual matter, and reducing the number performed by promoting both knowledge of reproduction and incentives for adoption.
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 History Of The United States Of America, Part Four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Parties gave ordinary men the power to compete with the wealth, education, and social connections of traditional leaders.
Democrats hoped to create a national government that never meddled in local affairs (one of the most important of those affairs being slavery), that played no favorites, and that kept taxes low.
Their Constitution was nearly identical to the Constitution of the United States, though it affirmed state sovereignty, guaranteed slavery, and limited the president to a single six–year term.
www.history-world.org /history_of_the_united_states4.htm   (8632 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Southern Democrats reconvened in Richmond, Virginia, and on June 28 nominated the pro-slavery incumbent Vice President, John Cabell Breckinridge of Kentucky, for President and Joseph Lane of Oregon for Vice President.
With the Democrats in disarray and with a sweep of the Northern states possible, the Republicans were confident going into their convention in Chicago.
The state was long waiting for an excuse to secede and unite the southern states against the anti-slavery forces.
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 History Of The United States Of America, Part Nine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When the United States finally left the Vietnamese to determine their own fate in the early 1970s, a near-impeachment crisis increased Americans' mood of skepticism and distrust of government.
In 1962 the United States discovered that Khrushchev had set up nuclear missile bases in Cuba from which rocket-powered missiles could be launched.
In 1963 the United States approved a coup led by South Vietnamese military officers to overthrow Diem, who was killed.
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 History of the UN
History of the UN The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was first used in the "Declaration by United Nations" of 1 January 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers.
Poland, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later and became one of the original 51 Member States.
The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.
www.un.org /aboutun/history.htm   (296 words)

 Democratic Party Platform
With this backdrop, the Democratic Party chose General George McClellan to be their Presidential Candidate at the Chicago National Convention in 1864.
The Democratic Party Platform presented a plan of "Compromise with the South", which became known as "The Chicago Platform".
The democratic party opposed this, and believed that those slave-sympathizers engaged in treason against the country should be allowed to vote, and be allowed to intimidate others.
www.sonofthesouth.net /democratic-party-platform.htm   (1695 words)

 The Democrat Donkey
The first time the donkey was used in a political cartoon to represent the Democratic party, it was again in conjunction with Jackson.
Although the elephant had been connected with the Republican party in cartoons that appeared in 1860 and 1872, it was Nast's cartoon in 1874 published by Harper's Weekly that made the pachyderm stick as the Republican's symbol.
Although the Democrats have never officially adopted the donkey as a party symbol, we have used various donkey designs on publications over the years.
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 Democratic-Republican Party
The party held the support of the agrarian freeholding rural America with industry and merchandising as partners.
The increasing acceptance of the principles of the party over Federalist principles brought into tradition the notion of a democratic republic where the elimination of property and taxpaying limits of voting led to universal suffrage.
The policies of the party began in a Jeffersonian direction, but in the Louisiana Purchase, Jefferson was forced to diverge from strict constitutional construction, and was faced by John Marshall in the Supreme Court.
www.course-notes.org /parties/democraticrepublican.htm   (532 words)

 Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt
At the 1924 Democratic Convention he dramatically appeared on crutches to nominate Alfred E. Smith as "the Happy Warrior." In 1928 Roosevelt became Governor of New York.
Roosevelt had pledged the United States to the "good neighbor" policy, transforming the Monroe Doctrine from a unilateral American manifesto into arrangements for mutual action against aggressors.
Feeling that the future peace of the world would depend upon relations between the United States and Russia, he devoted much thought to the planning of a United Nations, in which, he hoped, international difficulties could be settled.
www.whitehouse.gov /history/presidents/fr32.html   (619 words)

 The History Guy: The History of American Political Parties
N and O: Elect to Connect: History of Political Parties-one of several articles on the election process.
Politics and Political Campaigns: Democratic-Republican Party 1794-1826--Informative article on the original version of today's Democratic Party and their history.
Democratic National Committee: Party History--The Party history as presented by the Democratic Party.
www.historyguy.com /party_histories.html   (288 words)

 Democratic party — FactMonster.com
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 History of the United States Pacifist Party
The party was founded in 1983 by Bradford Lyttle, when he was a graduate student of political science at the University of Chicago (UofC).
Extrapolated to the 50 states in the Union, the result suggests that there are at least 100,000 people in the U.S. who will support a pacifist party.
It is Lyttle’s impression that they develop this interest because they believe it their democratic duty to make the public aware of all options.
www.uspacifistparty.org /history.htm   (1388 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Mao: People's Democrat Dictatorship
The state apparatus, Including the army, the police and the courts, is the instrument by which one class oppresses another It is an instrument for the oppression of antagonistic classes; it is violence and not "benevolence".
The people have a powerful state apparatus in their hands-there is no need to fear rebellion by the national bourgeoisie....
The people's democratic dictatorship is based on the alliance of the working class, the peasantry and the urban petty bourgeoisie, and mainly on the alliance of the workers and the peasants, because these two classes comprise 80 to 90 per cent of China's population.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1949mao.html   (1751 words)

The first the National Democratic Party is like the democratic party of the US.
The last party the National Libertian Party are a radical left wing party.
These are are political parties here in the ULS if you would like to know more please e-mail me. You may also make up new parties to go along with what you think.
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 Dixiecrat Party, (Political Parties)
When the Democratic Party adopted a platform in 1948 that included strong support for civil rights, a number of Southern Democrats bolted from the main party and nominated Strom Thurmond of South Carolina as their candidate for President of the United States, with Fielding L. Wright as their candidate for vice-president.
They carried four southern states, but the election went to Harry S Truman anyway.
After the Republican Party nominated [bg] in 1964, Thurmond switched to the GOP, which he has represented in the United States Senate ever since.
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 Amazon: Listmania! - View List "United States History Teacher Books"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States) by James M. McPherson
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (Perennial Classics) by Howard Zinn
Know about history: A guide by DR L. learn about Abraham Lincoln: A guide by Mark Klobas
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