The Democratic Party portrays itself as the party of the people, full of compassion, help, and economic provision. However, the Democratic Party has demonstrated a history full of oppression, racism, and death. This is a history of the Democratic Party in America that is not taught in schools nor in the leftist news media. I present it here so that you might be more informed.
“The Democratic Party was formed around the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828. Its platform was mainly a negative one in the sense that it was “against” big government and progressive reforms—such as the abolition of slavery. Instead, it presented itself as the champion of “individual liberty”—starting with the liberty to own slaves.” (https://socialistrevolution.org/a-short-history-of-the-democratic-party)
The Democratic Party has changed significantly during its more than two centuries of existence. During the 19th century the party supported or tolerated slavery, and it opposed civil rights reforms after the American Civil War in order to retain the support of Southern voters.” (https://thereaderwiki.com/en/History_of_the_Democratic_Party_(United_States))
“…every segregation law in the United States, from the 1880s to the 1950s was passed by a Democratic legislature, signed by a Democratic governor, enforced by Democratic officials, and there is not a single exception to this rule…The Democrats were the party of slavery, of segregation, of founding the Ku Klux Klan, of reviving the Ku Klux Klan, of racial terrorism, and of opposition to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The opposition to the civil rights act of 1964, the voting rights act of 1965, the fair housing bill of 1968 came mainly from the Democratic party, and that’s a fact.” (Dinesh D’Souza, March 2019, Stanford University. https://www.wayoflife.org/reports/the_democratic_party_is_the_party_of_slavery.php)
“…the first 23 African Americans in Congress did belong to the Republican Party, due to the GOP’s support of voting rights and the Democratic Party’s embrace of white supremacy.” (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/06/18/fact-check-democrats-republicans-and-complicated-history-race/3208378001)
“The Democrats were the party of slavery, black codes, Jim Crow, and that miserable terrorist excrescence, the Ku Klux Klan. Republicans were the party of Lincoln, Reconstruction, anti-lynching laws, and the civil rights acts of 1875, 1957, 1960, and 1964.” (https://www.nationalreview.com/2015/06/democratic-party-racist-history-mona-charen)
TIMELINE OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1829 – the Democratic party is founded, on a platform of individual rights, state sovereignty, and pro-slavery.
1830 – Democratic president Andrew Jackson creates the Indian Removal Act, which forced indigenous people to leave their homeland. (Trail of Tears)
“Under Jackson and the next Democratic Party president, Martin Van Buren, 70,000 Native Americans east of the Mississippi were terrorized and driven out of their lands by the military.” (https://speakoutsocialists.org/a-history-of-the-democratic-party-from-slavery-to-obama-loyal-defenders-of-capitalism)
1854 – The Republican Party is founded, on an anti-slavery platform.
1857 – In the case of Scott vs. Sandford, the court ruled that slaves aren’t citizens, they are property. The seven justices, voting in favor were Democrats, and the two, who dissented were Republicans.
“As the 1850s began, the question over whether slavery should be allowed in new territories and states became the major dividing line in American politics — and the Democratic Party more and more clearly became the most important institutional supporter of slavery.” (https://www.vox.com/2014/12/8/7328755/maps-democratic-party)
1860 – Eleven slave states secede from the Union. Democrats start the civil war.
1863 – Republican President Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation.
1863 – Republicans elect their first Hispanic Governor, Romualdo Pacheco, of California.
1865 – Lincoln was assassinated, his vice president, Andrew Johnson, a Democrat assumes the presidency, who is opposed to integrating the newly freed slaves.
“Lincoln’s vice president, a Democrat named Andrew Johnson, assumed the presidency. But Johnson adamantly opposed Lincoln’s plan to integrate the newly freed slaves into the South’s economic and social order. Johnson and the Democratic Party were unified in their opposition to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the 14th Amendment, which gave blacks citizenship; and the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the vote. All three passed only because of universal Republican support.”1
“President Johnson pardoned the ex-slave-owners, returned their property, and gave them political control of the South. The ex-slaveholders immediately used their regained political power, as well as their wealth and ownership of the land, to re-institute slavery in all but name. They vetoed new state constitutions which gave African Americans the right to vote.” (https://speakoutsocialists.org/a-history-of-the-democratic-party-from-slavery-to-obama-loyal-defenders-of-capitalism)
1865 – Republicans pass the 13th Amendment, which permanently outlaws slavery.
1865 – Democrats establish “Black Codes,” a state and local statute, intended to marginalize blacks and keep them in indentured servitude. Poll taxes and literacy tests prevented them from voting.
1865 – Confederate veterans found the KKK, to oppose the Republican party’s integration of blacks. Its first Grand Wizard, was a Democrat, named Nathan Bedford Forrest.
1868 – Republicans pass the 14th Amendment, giving blacks citizenship. It was opposed by the Democrats.
1868 – Republicans pass the 15th Amendment, giving blacks the right to vote. No Democrat supported it.
1868 – KKK Grand Wizard is honored at the Democratic National Convention.
1869 – Reconstruction ended, Democrats re-established white supremacy in the South with Jim Crow laws, that legalized segregation. that would take another 100 years to abolish.
1871 – Republican president Ulysses S Grant dismantles the KKK.
1872 – Republicans elect the first African American senators and representatives.
1877 – “When Reconstruction ended in 1877, Southern Democrats regained power and began passing and implementing legal restrictions such as the poll tax, literacy tests and grandfather” clauses, effectively disenfranchising much of the new African-American electorate.” (https://www2.umbc.edu/che/tahlessons/pdf/African_Americans_and_the_Democratic_Party(PrinterFriendly).pdf)
1878 – Republican senator Aaron Sargent introduces the 19th Amendment, to give women the right to vote. The Democrat-controlled Congress voted it out.
1911 – Democrat president Woodrow Wilson stuffs his cabinet with Dixicrats (powerful Southern Democrats) and set back the cause of civil rights for decades.
1918 – KKK is re-established, targeting immigrants, Jews, and Catholics, in addition to blacks.
1919 – Republican Congress passes the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.
Note: At democrats.org/who-we-are/our-history/ it says “Under the leadership of Democratic President Woodrow Wilson, the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote.” Notice how they try to take credit for what now is good, but then they worked against it.
1922 – Democrats try to keep lynching legal by creating a filibuster in the Senate.
1929 – Republican Octaviano Larrazolo becomes the first Mexican American Senator.
1929 – Republican Charles Curtis becomes the first Native American VP.
1939 – Democrat and KKK cover girl Margaret Sanger created the “Negro Project” and Planned Parenthood to cull the black population.
1954 – Republican lawmakers outlawed segregation in public school, opposed by state Democrats. Republican President Eisenhower sent in federal troops to enforce the law.
1959 – First Republican Asian Senator, Hiram Fong is elected.
1964 – President Johnson successfully runs an ad, titled “Confessions of a Republican.” Democrats learned that by accusing Republicans of racism, even without evidence, they can gain political power.
Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson who became president after Kennedy’s assassination said in 1963, “I’ll have those n****s vote Democrat for the next 200 years.” and “These Negroes, they get pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us……….we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.” (https://timefortruth.blog/2020/09/01/the-hidden-history-of-the-democratic-party)
1964 – The Republican-controlled Congress passes the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as an extension of the Republicans’ 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts. Democratic Senators filibustered the bill for a record 75 days.