The party would be shattered again over war and civil rights, this time Vietnam and the civil rights struggle of the 1960s, and the party would
lose two Presidential elections in a row. The loss of the "Solid South" followed by the loss of "Reagan Democrats" in the 80s led to further electoral
losses until the election of 1992, when Democrat Bill Clinton was elected after Independent candidate Ross Perot split the conservative vote. Clinton was
re-elected in 1996, but the Republicans regained majority control of both houses of Congress in 1994 and would generally retain and even build on those
majorities during the next several years. The Democratic Party would again be divided over war, this time the Iraq War, but that war's unpopularity and
Republican scandals and ineptitude led to a Democratic resurgence in the Congressional elections of 2006. The party continued to build on this success,
putting the first African-American President in the White House with the help of the Financial Crisis of 2008.