The 5 Major Political Parties In The U.S.

The Democratic Party – founded in 1828, 1 of the 2 most popular political parties in the U.S., along with the Republican Party. Tracing is heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison’s Democratic-Republican Party, the modern day Democratic Party was founded in 1828, making it the world’s oldest active Party.

Ideology – Modern Liberalism, Social Liberalism

Membership: 41,341,965

Colors: Blue

The Republican Party – Commonly referred to as the GOP (abrv. Grand Old Party), is one of the major contemporary parties, the other being its historical rival, the Democratic Party. Founded on March 20, 1854, it was founded by anti-slavery activists, modernists, ex-Whigs, and ex-free soilers.

Ideology: Conservatism, Economic Liberalism, Fiscal Conservatism, Social Conservatism, Federalism, Right-Wing Populism

Membership: 30,447,217

Colors: Red

The Libertarian Party – (LP) Is a party that promotes civil liberties, non-interventionism, Laissez-faire capitalism, and the abolition of the Welfare State. It was founded on December 11, 1971, in Colorado. The party was prompted in part due to concerns about the Nixon administration, the Vietnam War, conscription, and the end of the Gold Standard.

Ideology: Libertarianism, Non-Interventionism, Fiscal conservatism, laissez-faire

Membership: 411,250

Colors: Gold

The Green Party – Is a green  and progressive political party in the U.S. The party, which is the country’s 4th largest by membership. It promotes environmentalism, nonviolence, social justice, participatory grassroots democracy, gender equality, LGBT rights, anti-war, and anti-racism. On the political spectrum the party is generally seen as Left-Wing, and in 2016 officially self-described as an “eco-socialist” party, it was founded in 2001.

Ideology: Green Politics, Eco-Socialism

Membership: 242,023

Colors: Green

The Constitution Party – Founded in 1991 as the U.S. Taxpayers Party, and renamed the Constitution Party in 1999. This is a paleoconservative political party. The party advocates a platform which reflects the party’s interpretation of  the principles set forth in the Declaration Of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill Of Rights, and the Bible. As of October 16′, the Constitution Party has 18 members elected to city council seats, and other municipal offices across the U.S. In terms of registered members, it ranks 5th.

Ideology: Paleoconservatism, Christian Right, Fiscal conservatism, Protectionism, Social Conservatism, Isolationism.

Membership: 77, 916 

Colors: Red, White, And Blue (National Colors)


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