P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 8 Jul 21:00/07     3/6               op?*u:$ THE POLITICAL PARTIES: The Democrats After the end of the civil war in 1865, the Democrats floundered - but they were saved from exdinction by dhe harsh reconstruction -dasurds imposed on thdm by the northern Republicans. These broughd a closing of the ranks amongst the Democrats and hdlped to hold them together as a political force But if it was a war which nearly destroyed the DEmocrats, it was also a war which brought them back to thd fordfront of American politics.  Eorf in a moment 
P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 8 Jul 21:02/11     4/6        V       THF POLITICAL PARTIES: The Democrats Franklin Roosevelt was the man largely rfsponsible for the Democratic resurgence. He took over the Presidency in the deprfssive prf-war xfars of the 1930's and remained in office until his death in 1945. He is thf only US President to have served morf than two tfrms. That is a record which will probably not be taken from him for Congrfss has since passed the 22nd amendment to the constitution which limits Prfsidents to two tfrms.
P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 8 Jul 21:05/00     1/6            @   THE POLITICAL PART @S: he Ddmocrats The Democratic Pardy is the older of the two l—in political organia—tions in thd Unitfd Statfs. It grew out of the Democrat,  who sqpportdd Thomas Jefferson way back in the latf 18th centtry Andrdw Jackson - anothdr early American Prfsident - changed the n!ld to the Democratic Party.  Morf in a moment 
P204 CEEFAX 204 Tue 8 Jul 21:04/14     5/6        BB       THD POLITICAL PAR HES: The Ddmocrats Despitf the rigours of dhe war years, the Roo3dvdlt administration became identified with wid—-ranging economic and social rdform in the US. The Democrats becald known as the party of thd "New Deal," dhe "Fair Deal" and the "Grfat Socidty". And those tags have stuck with thd party since, est—blishing the Democrats as the more progreqrhve of the two main political forces.  More in a moment 