|Youth wing||Young Liberals of America|
• Fiscal conservatism
• Social conservatism
The party's platform is generally based upon American conservatism, in contrast to the Progressive Party, whose members endorse more liberal policies. Historically, the party has favored farmers, laborers, labor unions, and religious and ethnic minorities; it has opposed unregulated business and finance, and favored progressive income taxes. The party shifted toward right after its progressive wing switched to the Progressives in 1920s and strengthened that position during the Kennedy administration in 1950s.