Is the Democratic Party a party good for the United States will be discussed.
The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was voted on more by the republicans than the democrats, the democrats have gotten credit for it though Democrat Party of the United States started, supported slavery.
Andrew Jackson Democrat, was elected president in 1829 to 1837 and served 8 years. His administration is credited with starting the Democrat Party of the United States.
President Jackson owned a plantation worked by slaves, of which he eventually treated their living respectfully. Early on a slave could be whipped for running away or not working.
This changed and whippings were discontinued. He treated his slaves good, but eventually sold the plantation,
It must be noted in the early days of the founding of this Divinely Inspired country, the four years after 1783:
- That George Washington , Thomas Jefferson, James Madison had slaves, but to stop plantation owners from having slaves would of caused a great upheaval on this new nation.
- The Civil war under President Abraham Lincoln, 1861, caused some 600,000 deaths, but was necessary to keep this great nation whole.
- After the Civil war ended in 1865 the South was a torn group of states, it took them time to recover from the invasion of the carpetbaggers, and the states to regroup and to provide for its citizens. The blacks were kept in a state of suspension for years, like more than a hundred.
The 13th , 14th , and 15th Amendments
The 13th Amendment which abolished slavery was passed in 1865, the Republican voted 100 percent for, and the Democrats only 23 percent in congress.
The 14th Amendment passed in 1868 gave to freed slaves full citizenship, the Republican voted 94 percent for, and the Democrats zero percent in congress.
The 15th Amendment passed in 1870, gave freed slaves the right to vote, the Republican voted 100 percent for it, and the Democrats zero percent in congress.
In 1868, the Ku Klux Klan founded a couple of years earlier elected its first Grand Wizard, Nathaniel Bedford Forrest. Some 65 years later. His grandson wrote in the Klan’s Kourier Magazine, September issue 1928:
“I have never voted for a man that was not a Democrat. Also my father never voted for a man that was not a Democrat either. My great-grandfather was during his life a -Democrat. My great-great-grandfather had been one of the founders of the Democratic party.”
As blacks spread to Washington DC, Chicago and other northern states they had to segregate into black communities, evolving into the black ghetto, black on black crime, drugs and shootings. Abortions are extremely high since the 1950s.
The Republican party founded by Abraham Lincoln was not liked in the South as the Union under president Lincoln had defeated the South.
The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was voted on more by the republicans than the democrats, the democrats have gotten credit for it though Democratic Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, an ardent segregationist, sustained the longest one-person filibuster in history in an attempt to keep the bill from becoming law.
His one-man filibuster lasted 24 hours and 18 minutes; he began with readings of every US state’s election laws in alphabetical order. He later read from the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and George Washington’s Farewell Address.
Because of Thurmond’s filibuster the Senate couldn’t adjourn, so in a nearby hotel the legislators slept while Thurmond discussed increasingly irrelevant and obscure topics.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, behind him was Martin Luther King, Jr. who came as a guest. Strong opposition to the bill came from Senator Strom Thurmond who announced:
“This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress.”
Strom Thurmond left the Democratic party soon after the Civil Right Act passed. He recognized that of the two parties, it was the Republican party that was more hospitable to his message.
Democratic Senator Strom Thurmond was an ardent segregationist.
Segregationist noun: Someone who believes the races should be kept apart.
Other Southern senators, who had agreed as part of a compromise not to filibuster this bill, were upset with Thurmond. They believed his defiance made them look incompetent to their constituents.