The NSDAP was the National Socialist German Workers' Party or, better known as, the Nazi party. Prior to the admission of Hitler to the party it was known as simply the DAP or German Workers' Party. The NSDAP was a political party with its ideology based in nationalism, anti-Semitism and anti-capitalism. After Hitler joined, he and Anto Drexler, the founder of the original party, drew up a 25-point program for the party which consisted of these demands and rules:
1. We demand the union of all Germans in the Greater Germany on the basis of the right of national self-determination.
2. We demand equality of rights for the German People in its dealings with other nations, and the revocation of the peace treaties of Versailles and Saint Germain.
3. We demand land and territory (colonies) to feed our people and to settle our surplus population.
4. Only members of the Volk (nation) may be citizens of the State. Only those of German blood, whatever their creed may be members of the nation. Accordingly, no Jew may be a member of the nation.
5. Whoever has no citizenship is to be able to live in Germany only as a guest, and must be under the authority of legislation for foreigners.
6. Only citizens are able to determine matters concerning administration and law, there for only a German citizen may hold a public office.
7. We demand that the State shall make it its primary duty to provide a livelihood for its citizens. If it should prove impossible to feed the entire population, non-citizens must be deported from the Reich.
8. We demand a cease of immigration and that all non -Germans who have immigrated to Germany since 2 August 1914, be forced to leave immediately.
9. All citizens must have equal rights and obligations.
10. It must be the first duty of every citizen to perform physical or mental work. The activities of the individual must not clash with the general interest, but must proceed within the framework of the community and be for the general good.
11. Abolition of unearned (work and labor) incomes. Breaking of rent-slavery.
12. In consideration of the monstrous sacrifice in property and blood that each war demands of the people personal enrichment through a war must be designated as a crime against the people. Therefore we demand the total confiscation of all war profits.
13. We demand the nationalization of all (previous) associated industries (trusts).
14. We demand profit sharing in the large industrial enterprises.
15. We demand the extensive development of insurance for old age.
16. We demand a creat on a healthy middle class and its conservation.
17. We demand a land reform suitable to our needs, provision of a law for the free expropriation of land for the purposes of public utility, abolition of taxes and prevention of all speculation in land.
18. We demand the ruthless prosecution of those whose activities are injurious to the common interest. Common criminals, usurers, profiteers must be punished with death, whatever their creed or race.
19. We demand substitution of a German common law in place of the Roman Law serving a materialistic world-order.
20. The State is to be responsible for a fundamental reconstruction of our whole national education program, so as to allow ever capable and industrious German the ability to gain a higher education, and subsequently introduction into leading positions.
21.The State is to elevate national health by protectin ght mother and child, outlawing child labor, and encouraging physical fitness.
22. We demand the abolition of the mercenary army and the formation of a people's army.
23. We demand legat warfare on deliberate political mendacity and its dissemination in the press.
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24. We demand freedom of religion for all religious denominations within the state so long as they do not endanger its existence or oppose the moral senses of the Germanic race.
25. We demand the creation of a strong central power of the Reich.

Hitler became the chairman and Führer of the party after Drexler attempted to limit his influence. This utterly failed and so Drexler, embarrassed, resigned his position to Hitler. With Hitler as the driving force behind the party, utilizing his energy, oratory, and propaganda skills, he continued to help the party grow up to 3300 members and by 1923, Hitler had gained support for the party by 20,000 members.



Works Cited
Layton, Geoff. Weimar and the Rise of Nazi Germany. 3rd Edition. London. Hodder, 2005.