Democratic Party History at a Glance
thanks to the Prince William County Democratic Committee
More than two centuries ago, a Virginia farmer united with others of similar political thought and a revolution was born. The entire world heard the cry of the new nation that resulted. That Virginian was Thomas Jefferson, the country was the United States of America, and the political party he would later found was the Democratic Party (about the DNC). From its infancy, the Democratic Party has been committed to the ideal of government for the people, not government for government’s sake. A primary concern of the Democratic Party has always been the struggle for social equality.
You can read more about the history of the Democratic Party here.
content updated November 17, 2015