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The Democratic Party of the USA is based on the principle that policies should be formed in absolute adherence to the constitution. In fact, the foundation of the [arty began as an opposition of un-constitutional policies formed by Alexander Hamilton in 1790. Ever since its formation, the Democratic Party has evolved in keeping with the times and has adapted its policies to meet modern day mindsets o the people.
The Democratic Party has always been ‘people’ oriented. During its earlier days, its focus was on the uplifting of the lower sections of the society like farmers and laborers and it dealt closely with their unions. The party’s policies have always revolved around empowering the common man and eliminating laws that are aimed at giving power to the rich and wealthy. The Democratic Party has a social liberalism and progressive thinking and this approach shows in their taxation laws too.
When it comes to foreign policy, the Democratic Party has mostly adhered to internationalism and interventionism. Most of the party’s policies are related to public welfare and aiding the poor. This is not limited to people within the country but the party takes a serious front towards providing foreign aid to those who really need it.
This people oriented approach of the Democratic Party has won it a loyal voter base. As of 2004, the registered voter base of the Democratic Party stood over 72 million, the largest in the US. The strength of the party lies in most major cities, the Northeast (New England and the Mid-Atlantic), the Pacific Coast and the Great Lakes region. Its voter base is growing in South Eastern US as well.