Democrats tend to be more progressive in their views, favoring abortion and gay marriage, but are strongly for strict gun control laws that limit ownership.
Republicans and Democrats have very different ideas when it comes to the business environment.
With the establishment of a powerful two-party political system in the United States—the Democrats beginning in 1824 and the Republicans beginning in 1854—there are some core differences between the two based on very strong political beliefs.
Both parties favor tax cuts, but each party takes a different view on where those tax cuts should be applied.
Lincoln’s Presidency throughout the war, including his policies to end slavery for good helped solidify the Republican Party as a major force in American politics.
The elephant was chosen as their symbol in 1874 based on a cartoon in Harpers Weekly that depicted the new party as an elephant.
One of the differences lies in their views towards social issues.
The Republicans tend to be conservative on social issues.
Democrats across the board believe that government should run such social programs as welfare, unemployment benefits, food stamps, and Medicaid that support people in need.
The Republican Party came into existence just prior to the Civil War due to their long-time stance in favor of abolition of slavery.
They were a small third-party who nominated John C. In 1860 they became an established political party when their nominee Abraham Lincoln was elected as President of the United States.
They tend to oppose gay marriage and promote marriage being between a man and a woman.
They also oppose abortion and promote the right of gun ownership.