Stubbornness, joy, and humility are symbols of the Democratic Party in the United States.
Andrew Jackson was a Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 1828. His opponents referred to him as a jackass. He embraced the term and included a picture of a donkey on his campaign posters to demonstrate his support. After he was elected, the donkey became a symbol for the Democratic Party. A political cartoonist named Nast popularized the donkey as a symbol for the Democratic Party in the 1800s, cementing its use as a symbol for the party from then on. Donkeys have long been associated with riches, tranquility, and happiness. The donkey was once employed as a form of payment. When Mary was pregnant with Jesus, a donkey bore her, and Jesus rode on a donkey to symbolize his humility, according to the Bible.