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The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (GOP). Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest political party

the House Democratic caucus is composed mostly of centrists and progressives,[6] with a smaller minority of conservative Democrats. The party's philosophy of modern liberalism advocates social and economic equality

Currently the minority party.