Republican vs Democratic Presidents

Democratic and Republican Presidents


Democratic Party:


The democratic party was originally founded in 1792 by anti-federalist sect. At first, the party was created by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and named as Democrat-Republican Party. The first president of Democratic-Republican was Thomas Jefferson elected in the year 1801. By 1820 this party was at its peak and considered as the sole major party. When various states passed legislation in voting rights for the election of presidential electors by voters around 1820s. these legislation’s lead to separation of the party into different sects. After splitting up the party was dissolved in 1825 which lead to the foundation of the new Democratic party in 1928 with Andrew Jackson as the first Democratic President. Democratic party has deep roots and is the oldest U.S Political Party. Democrats represent a progressive attitude and works for the social and economic equality with in the country. Up to 2018, there are 15 democratic presidents who lived in White House.


Policies of Democratic Presidents:


Democratic party being the opponent of Republicans, the Democratic presidents have a totally different and opposing economic and political viewpoint. Democrats believe that governmental intervention is essential for the market and economy. The democratic president supports progressive taxation which means a higher tax rate for businesses and high earners and lower tax rates for poor and unemployed. They also strongly restrict the legalization of Gun rights and stand against the use of guns and weapons to overcome the increasing crime rates. Democrats believe that only government should be responsible for health care services in the country.


The democratic president shows an aversive attitude towards higher defense budgets and their contribution towards national debt is greater than Republicans. Democratic presidents support LGBTQ rights and demand equal rights for Gay and lesbian couples. They also oppose the death penalty for criminals and demand the termination of the death penalty from U.S. law. Apart from these democratic president shares a common agenda with republican on U.S Foreign Policy, Deportations etc. Democrats support equal rights and opportunities for black people and the last Democratic President Barack Obama was also a black which represents the democratic support for the black people. Majority of democratic presidents have the same opinion on economic and political issues while a few of them also have a totally different approach towards these issues.


President Presidential Period
1 Andrew Jackson Mar 4, 1829 To Mar 4, 1837  
2 Martin Van Buren Mar 4, 1837 To Mar 4, 1841  
3 James K. Polk Mar 4, 1845 To Mar 4, 1849  
4 Franklin Pierce Mar 4, 1853 To Mar 4, 1857  
5 James Buchanan Mar 4, 1857 To Mar 4, 1861  
6 Andrew Johnson Apr 15, 1865 To Mar 4, 1869  
7 Grover Cleveland Mar 4, 1885 To Mar 4, 1889 And Mar 4, 1893 To Mar 4, 1897
8 Woodrow Wilson Mar 4, 1913 To Mar 4, 1921  
9 Franklin D. Roosevelt Mar 4, 1933 To Apr 12, 1945  
10 Harry S. Truman Apr 12, 1945 To Jan 20, 1953  
11 John F. Kennedy Jan 20, 1961 To Nov 22, 1963  
12 Lyndon B. Johnson Nov 22, 1963 To Jan 20, 1969  
13 Jimmy Carter Jan 20, 1977 To Jan 20, 1981  
14 Bill Clinton Jan 20, 1993 To Jan 20, 2001  
15 Barack Obama Jan 20, 2009 To Jan 20, 2017  


Republican Party:


The Republican party was founded by Hannibal Hamlin in 1854. The Republican party was formed by the anti-Slavery Whigs members who combine to create a platform which enables them to overcome the rise of slavery in western states. The party is also known as GOP (Grand Old Party) and considered as the main rival and opponent of Democratic Party. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican President elected in the year 1861. Currently Donald Trump is the 19th Republican Serving as President in White House.


Policies of Republican Presidents:


The Republican party is based on the principles of American Conservatism and encourages little or no governmental interruptions by supporting free-market capitalism, lower tax rates for everyone and supports the legalization of Gun rights. In terms of Health care, Republican motivates private medical companies to contribute towards the health care. Republican Presidents also contribute to higher defense budget spending on Military and advanced weapons to strengthen the national security by ensuring strong defense. Republicans have a debt aversive attitude to overcome the National Debt. They also support the legalization of the death penalty for criminals. Republican presidents stand firm for the civil and individual right of citizens. They have done remarkable work for individual freedom and to end slavery. The Republican president has the same approach towards U.S foreign policy as of Democrats. Some of the Republican presidents have a slightly different viewpoint and opinion but the majority of them have the same perspective.


S.N0 President Presidential Period
1 Abraham Lincoln Mar 4, 1861 To Apr 15, 1865  
2 Ulysses S. Grant Mar 4, 1869 To Mar 4, 1887  
3 Rutherford B. Hayes Mar 4, 1877 To Mar 4, 1881  
4 James A. Garfield Mar 4, 1881 To Sep 19, 1881  
5 Chester A. Arthur Sep 19, 1881 To Mar 4, 1885  
6 Benjamin Harrison Mar 4, 1889 To Mar 4, 1893  
7 William McKinley Mar 4, 1897 To Sep 14, 1901  
8 Theodore Roosevelt Sep 14, 1901 To Mar 4, 1909  
9 William Howard Taft Mar 4, 1909 To Mar 4, 1913  
10 Warren G. Harding Mar 4, 1921 To Aug 2, 1923  
11 Calvin Coolidge Aug 2, 1923 To Mar 4, 1929  
12 Herbert Hoover Mar 4, 1929 To Mar 4, 1933  
13 Dwight D. Eisenhower Jan 20, 1953 To Jan 20, 1961  
14 Richard Nixon Jan 20, 1969 To Aug 9, 1974  
15 Gerald Ford Aug 9, 1974 To Jan 20, 1977  
16 Ronald Reagan Jan 20, 1981 To Jan 20, 1989  
17 George H. W. Bush Jan 20, 1989 To Jan 20, 1993  
18 George W. Bush Jan 20, 2001 To Jan 20, 2009  
19 Donald Trump Jan 20, 2017 – Incumbent