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Democratic Party's History Related to Slavery

Updated on September 26, 2012



Early America

Do you really know the Democratic Party's history related to slavery in early America? I did some research this evening and found some interesting facts on this subject. Today the Democrats would have you believe that it was the Republicans who were responsible for suppression of the black Americans of early America. They would tell you it is the Republicans that want to keep black Americans from succeeding even in this modern day. They are lying and trying hard to "change" history with their political spin.

The Facts

If you look at the voting records of the early Democrats and the Republicans it becomes very apparent as to which party has done more to end slavery and give black Americans the rights they deserve - the same rights all Americans deserve. The freedom of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness given us all by God himself. How have the Democrats gotten the role of friend and saviour of the black population? Is it just that no one takes the time to research history? I believe it is more sinister than that. I believe the Democrats have to play the role of friend and saviour to Black Americans to be able to continue their agenda of Big Government and Nanny State policies. The message seems to be "we (Democrats in Government) will take care of you as we do not think you are capable of doing that yourself." I also believe that the Democrat party is the true "racist" party of the past and today. They hold people back from fulfilling their potential by offering handouts and hand ups for those who are the "underprivileged" and "under capable" in their eyes. All men and women are created equal - we are all in control of our own destiny. We do not need Government to take care of us - we are capable of doing for ourselves.

The True History of Slavery in American Politics

Laws/Bills/Acts of Government
Democrat Approval
Republican Approval
1862 - President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia
37% voted YES
99% voted YES
1865 - 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate
63% voted YES
100% voted YES
1866 - U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens
100% voted NO
94% voted YES
1870 - 15th Amendment is ratified, granting the right to vote to all Americans regardless of race
97% voted NO
98% voted YES
This was So Wrong
This was So Wrong | Source

More "lost" facts about the Democrats and Slavery

If you look at the Democrats National Committee website you will find that there are about 50 years of pertinent history missing. The missing information falls right in to the time frame of Democrats supporting slavery and fighting to keep slavery going in this country. There were six initiatives supporting slavery, numerous Democrat Presidents who "owned" slaves, and many instances of Democrats voting for racial segregation during those 50 years. It was also during this time that the Democrat Party officially labeled itself as the "White Man's Party."

In 1877 the Jim Crow Laws of Segregation were set forth by the Southern Democratic Party. The laws segregated Blacks from Whites and further divided American citizens.

University of North Carolina historian Allen Trelease's once described the Ku Klux Klan as the "terrorist arm of the Democratic Party." Columbia University Eric Foner referred to the KKK as "a military force of the Democratic Party" For more on this check out this web article:

I believe that the Democrats today still feel as though they need to continue the suppression of Black Americans. Don't take my word for it - do your own research and see what you find.


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    • My Two Pennies profile image

      My Two Pennies 16 months ago from United States

      Well written article I just now stumbled upon. I also love the false narrative that I used to hear from college professors, implying somehow the parties switched and that good presidents like Lincoln were actually Democrats deep down.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      sunilkunnoth2012 - thank you for your comments! I am glad you learned about Abraham Lincoln in school - I wish that American students were taught the truth about politics but I am afraid that is not always the case anymore....

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      We had learnt it in our high school this and we all Indians have great respect for Abraham Lincoln. He was a great leader America has ever seen. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Thank you Caleb - you are exactly right about the increased taxes making all of us working class citizens Government slaves for the long haul......

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      Caleb DRC 5 years ago

      Outstanding hub, Conservative Lady.

      I do not think much has changed. The democratic party would be content with 100% taxation, which would put us back into slavery. As we continue to be increasingly taxed, and as the government continues to give us back a fraction of our money in the form of charity and "largess" then the strings attached will be chains.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      The Dems voted against freeing the slaves so many times it is despicable that they now claim it was the other way around. Thank you for reading my hub and welcome to Hubpages.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Don't worry Frog - I don't think many Liberals know what "Facts" are. It is hilarious that Obama touts Lincoln as a likeness to himself - what a joke..... Thanks for stopping by!

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      William Young 5 years ago from Eaglle Grove, Iowa

      I can certainly grant you that former Alabama Governor George Wallace is not the reason that African Americans in large part align themselves with the Democratic Party. Lyndon Baines Johnson is a more likely explanation. When Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law in 1964, millions of African Americans flocked to the Democratic Party. You are correct that Southern states where Jim Crow Laws existed were mostly run by Democrats especially during the boiling point of the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. We do have to be fair about a couple of points, though. Abraham Lincoln was a MODERATE Republican, not a dyed in the wool conservative. And unfortunately for blacks that had just been freed at the end of the civil war, Lincoln's successor Andrew Johnson was no friend of theirs. Johnson was perfectly fine with segregation and denying blacks voting rights. Johnson didn't lift a finger to stop the systematic murder of blacks in the south during the first few years following the end of the Civil War. Johnson was an incredibly weak president at best and corrupt at worst.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Don't kill their fantasy with FACTS Conservative Lady. Obama likens himself to Abraham Lincoln and other than breathing air the likeness ends quickly. Lincoln was a Republican. A little known fact that Dems also miss is the Martin Luther King was a Republican. He realized that the Dems wanted to run the plantation early on and rejected that concept.

      The Frog