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The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. The Democrats' roots can be traced back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison’s Democratic-Republican party, also making it the oldest and still active political party. The Democratic-Republican party split in the 1820s after the Federalist Party dissolved, leaving it as the only major political party in the country. The Democratic party has transformed drastically throughout its long lifetime. Now, it supports organized labor, civil rights of minorities, and progressive reforms.
Encyclopedia Britannica. (n.d.). Democratic party. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Democratic-Party