The Democratic Party, the
dominant political party in Virginia from the 1880s to the 1960s, can trace its
origins to the early years of the republic, when disputes over domestic and foreign
policies gave birth to the Republican (Democratic-Republican) and Federalist parties.
In the 1830s, while Andrew Jackson was president, the name "Democratic" began to gain
currency among his supporters. Opposition to Jackson's policies resulted in the
formation of a par. . .
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