Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren were acknowledged to be the founders of the Democrat Party as we know it today. Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren were both slave-owning plantation owners and continued to own slaves while they served as president.
President Andrew Jackson authorized the “Trail of Tears” during which the Cherokee were forcibly moved from Georgia to Oklahoma. Was this genocide?
The Republican Party was founded in 1852, and President Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president. The Republican Party was also known as the Abolitionist Party. The 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union were all Democrat states with Democratic governors and Democratic legislatures. In effect, the Democrats fought a war in an effort to perpetuate and expand slavery.
After the War Between the States, the Republicans passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, the 14th Amendment granting citizenship to all non-whites and the 15th Amendment allowing all non-whites to vote. President Lincoln selected Democrat Andrew Johnson as his vice president for his second term.
As a result, when President Lincoln was assassinated, the Democrats took over the presidency. But, let’s revise history and blame the Republicans.