Democratic Party, 001
The Democratic Party was one of the original parties in
Janda's 1950-1962 ICPP study. The party continued throughout
1950-1990 in the Harmel-Janda study of party change.
essay on party politics in the United States from 1950 to
- Although the Democrats controlled
Congress (both House and Senate) for all but one session
from 1950 through 1978, the party held the presidency
only in 1950-1952 (Truman), 1961-1968 (Kennedy and
Johnson), and 1977-1980 (Carter).
essay on party politics in the United States from 1963 to
- Since 1962, the Democrats won the
presidency in four elections: 1964 (Johnson), 1976
(Carter), 1992, and 1996 (Clinton both times). Until the
1994 election, the Democrats thoroughly dominated
Congress, controlling the House for 38 of 40 years from
1950 to 1994, and the Senate for 32 of the 40
Consult the index to
variables for annual scores of the party's issue
orientation, organizational complexity, centralization of
power, and coherence from 1950 through 1990.