Answer: While the Democrats are symbolized by a donkey, the Republicans are represented by an elephant.
Question: GOP refers to which party?
Answer: GOP stands for Grand Old Party.
Question: Which is the older party?
Answer: The origins of the Democratic Party trace to 1792, and it first put forth a presidential candidate in 1828. The Republican Party was founded in 1854.
Question: As of 2018, which party had the most U.S. presidents?
Answer: As of 2018, 19 Republicans had served as president, while the Democrats had 15 (or 16 if you count Grover Cleveland twice).
Question: Which party was the first to have a woman on the presidential ticket?
Answer: In 1984 Democrat Walter Mondale selected Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. The two lost to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. In 2008 Sarah Palin became the first woman on the Republican ticket, as John McCain’s vice presidential nominee.
Question: Theodore Roosevelt belonged to which party?
Answer: Noted for expanding the federal government and battling big business, Teddy Roosevelt was a Republican before forming the Progressive Party (also called Bull Moose Party) later in his career.
Question: Which party held the presidency for the longest stretch of time?
Answer: The Democratic Party held the White House for 20 years during the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933–45) and Harry S. Truman (1945–53).
Question: Which party was on the losing end of the most-lopsided presidential race in U.S. history, in terms of electoral votes?
Answer: In the 1936 election, Republican Alf Landon claimed only 8 electoral votes to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 523.
Question: The first president to be impeached by the House of Representatives belonged to which party?
Answer: Democrat Andrew Johnson was impeached by the House in 1868 but was later acquitted by the Senate.
Question: The first divorced U.S. president was from which party?
Answer: Ronald Reagan, the 40th president, and his first wife, Jane Wyman, divorced in 1948. He married Nancy Davis in 1952.
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