America 101 videos – Donkey for Democrats/ Elephant for Republicans
David Eisenbach explains the origin of the donkey as a symbol of the Democratic party and how the Republican party and the symbol of the elephant came together.
America 101: Why a Donkey for Democrats? video (2 min.): http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/presidential-elections/videos/america-101-why-a-donkey-for-democrats
America 101: Why an Elephant for Republicans? video (2 min.): http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/presidential-elections/videos/america-101-why-an-elephant-for-republicans