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One of the two major political parties in the United States, the Democratic Party is also one of the oldest. Democrats favor increased government involvement in economic affairs but decreased interference in citizen’s private lives. Compared to the other major political party in the United States, the Republican Party, a strong Democratic government includes the regulation of big business with federal programs to support the poor and minorities. Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal introduced social security and minimum wage, two key advancements in worker’s rights.