What position did the Democratic Party take on the issue of slavery in the 1820s and 1830s? What values and beliefs underlay this position?
The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States of America today. During the 1820s, the Democratic Party developed asset of ideas that formed the foundation of the party to date. Such ideas were social, economic and political equality. They were for the fact that men were created equal as such should face the same dignity and respect that comes with it. At that time, such social equality was to champion the equal treatment of blacks who were slaves and Indians and women. This message was highly appreciated by the slaves who were treated as second class citizens. Indeed, this study scrutinizes the role of Democratic Party played on the issues of slavery and as to whether such issues are upheld to date.