Andrew Jackson is the father of the Democratic Party.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest political party.
Today we are millions of supporters strong, fighting for progress and helping elect Democrats across the country to state government, Congress, and the White House.
Democrats believe in a large federal government, and often implement tax plans to try to help the less privileged. Democrats tend to believe the government must look for the greater good above the individual person in terms of welfare and do what is necessary to make the populace more "equal". Democrats assert that the values our country holds must evolve over time, and, therefore, tend to support issues such as Pro Choice and gay marriage.
Today's Democrats are working hard to advance issues like immigration reform, education reform, health care reform, and alternative energy.
There are several core beliefs that tie our party together: Democrats believe that we're greater together than we are on our own, that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. Our party is focused on building an economy that lifts up all Americans, not just those at the top.