8th January 2012
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A few things I never learned in highschool nor in college history classes:
It’s a list I compiled on Facebook.
The first democratic President: Andrew Jackson
The President responsible for the worst transgressions by Americans against Native Americans: Andrew Jackson
Political party responsible for secession: Democratic Party
Political party responsible for going to war with the south and ending slavery: Republican
The first black congressmen: The republican Party. 22 specifically during reconstruction.
Re-segregation of Military for the first time after the civil war, specifically by Woodrow Wilson: Democratic Party
Political party responsible for the KKK: Democratic Party
Political party that you were not allowed to join if you wished to be a part of the KKK: Republican Party.
Political party mentioned in the KKK theme song: Democratic Party
German and Italian internment during WW1: Democratic Party
Japanese and germans internment during WW2: Democratic Party
Individual responsible for blocking civil rights legislation in the 1950’s When he was passing legislation as a senator: Lyndon Johnson, democratic party.
When passing the legislation while president who was quoted as saying “I’ll have those n-word (he said the word I have issues with actually saying it) voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”? Lyndon Johnson, Democratic Party
Longest serving senator of all time who was also a “Former” KKK member that was a senator for which party? Robert Byrd, The Democratic party.