Examples of differences between Democrats and Republicans include Democrats supporting progressive taxation, legalization of same-sex marriage, universal government health care and enhanced gun control. Conversely, Repub... More »

The Whig Party advocated for increased government involvement, especially from the federal government, while the Democrat Party supported less government input. The Whigs originally formed to protest President Andrew Jac... 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 »

A splinter party separates from a major political party, such as Republicans and Democrats, as well as from religious denominations. Splinter groups form because of ideology differences, such beliefs, principles and idea... More »

While most conservative, elected politicians in the United States are members of the Republican Party, not all conservatives are Republicans. There are several smaller conservative parties and a handful of conservative p... More »

The primary election losses of Tea Party candidates definitely helped Republicans achieve better election results in 2014 than in 2010. This was mainly due to Republican incumbents in both the House and Senate surviving ... More »

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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 »