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Democrats tend to represent liberal American values, such as equal opportunities and rights for the working class individuals and protection for lower classes, while Republicans believe that cutting lower class protectio... More »

Republican and Democratic philosophies differ on controversial topics such as the role of the military, gun laws, gay and lesbian rights, health care, social welfare programs, tax policy, environmental and energy issues ... More »

Individualism focuses on empowering people through individual rights, but collectivism focuses on empowering people through collective rights. Individualists argue that self-reliance should be emphasized. Collectivists a... More »

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A breakdown of policy differences between Democrats and Republicans is available at Diffen.com, as of 2015. A chart shows policy differences at a glance on the top of the page, with further details in prose below it. In ... More »

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Republican and Democratic philosophies differ on controversial topics such as the role of the military, gun laws, gay and lesbian rights, health care, social welfare programs, tax policy, environmental and energy issues ... More »

The Federalists wanted strong ties with Great Britain and leadership by wealthy men while the Republicans did not want any kind of relationship with Great Britain and favored state authority. The Federalist Party died ou... More »

As of 2014, a majority of Republicans are in favor of expanding enforcement of current immigration law and giving more authority to state and local governments to carry out enforcement. Republicans also generally oppose ... More »