United States Democratic Party

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The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's social liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum.[1] The party has the lengthiest record of continuous operation in the United States, and is one of the oldest political parties in the world.[2] The party had 72 million registered voters in 2004.[3] Barack Obama is the 15th Democrat to hold the office of President of the United States.


  1. Arnold, N. Scott (2009). Imposing values: an essay on liberalism and regulation. Florence: Oxford University Press. p. 3. . "Modern liberalism occupies the left-of-center in the traditional political spectrum and is represented by the Democratic Party in the United States." 
  2. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/157244/Democratic-Party#233981.toc
  3. "Neuhart, P. (January 22, 2004). Why politics is fun from catbirds' seats. USA Today'.", January 22, 2004. Retrieved on 2007-07-11.