• So far to answer your question accourding to my history book. the civil war made the democratic party the party of the south and the republican party of the north. the edmovratic "solid south" remained a fixture of american politics for more than a century. since 1968 that has changed dramatically, first at the presidential level and increasingly at the state and local levels. as two respected observers of the region comment" tje fall of the south as an assured stronghold of the democratic party in the presidential elections is one of the most significant developments in modern american politics." " the decline of the south in the democratic party would fundamentally reorder the american party system and realign the electorate. " the polictical alignment has shifted as african americans have been enfranchised and become overwhelmingly democrats and many whites have become republicans.

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