Democratic Party (United States)
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The U.S. Democratic Party is one of the two biggest
Every four years the party holds a National Convention where they agree on their candidate for President. The
Democrats, also sometimes called 'the left', 'liberals' or 'progressives' make up one of the two main political parties in the United States. A mostly Democratic state is sometimes called a 'blue state'. This comes from the party’s main color, which is blue, referring to a state supporting ‘blue’ candidates.
Democrats believe in a strong government with social assistance programs to help members of society. They prefer diplomatic solutions to conflicts, and take a generally protectionist view on trade, believing that trade must be regulated to protect American workers.
Socially, most Democrats believe in social liberalism, taking pro-immigration, pro-gay marriage, and pro-choice views.