Issues covered in the Democratic Party platform as of 2015 include social welfare, workers' rights, civil rights, renewable energy and foreign policy. Democrats also maintain certain stances on issues that both parties t... More » Government & Politics Types of Government

The 2014 California Democratic Party platform, officially adopted at the 2014 state convention, contains 21 individual planks, covering issues ranging from business and the economy to world peace and international relati... More » Government & Politics Politics Political Parties

The Democratic Party operates according to a philosophy that emphasizes positive rights and the notion that people are entitled to certain things and that government is obliged to create the conditions in which people ca... More »

Although a good president is somewhat subjective, most people will agree that a good president is someone who takes quick action whenever problems threaten the nation, addresses key issues using his or her platform, comm... 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 »

John F. Kennedy is considered a hero because of his handling of foreign policy issues and his commitment to the civil rights movement. He is widely applauded for dealing with the Cuban missile crisis and was instrumental... More »

According to, the five main purposes of government include national identity, defense, representation, infrastructure and social welfare. Most governments have three main branches, and these include the exe... More »