The Democratic Party And The Republican Party

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The Republican Party has a total of 18 US presidents that were in office, the most of any political party to date. The Republican Party started with Abraham Lincoln and working its way down to George W Bush. The first start of the Party was in February, 1854, when antislavery Whigs met together to discuss a formation of a new political party. One such meeting on March 20th, 1854, in Wisconsin, is remembered as the Founding meeting of the Republican Party. The Civil War made the Republican Party victorious, but by 1876, the Republican Party had lost control of the South, but it continued to dominate the presidency until the election of FDR in 1933. Its humble beginnings began its triumphant start in its victories in congress as well as the world.

In a small school house in Wisconsin, the year 1854, a small group of abolitionists joined together to create what is now known as the Republican Party. The group was full of antislavery Whigs, state powered governmental thinking democrats, and Free-soilers bent on removing slavery from the United States. The day the group was actually founded was on July 6th, 1854. The founders of this new political party were Amos Truck, Horace Greeley, Salmon Chase and Charles Sumner. The word "Republican" appealed to those who recalled Jeffersonian "republicanism". They were also called the GOP, or 'The Grand Old Party, and dates back to 1875. In the Party 's first nominating convention, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 17, 1856, they…
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