Republican Party History

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For the past one hundred and seventy years the Republican Party has been historic and full of changes. The Republican Party is the second oldest political party in the United States and has had more presidents than any other group. Since the time of creation the party has been flipped upside down is no longer upholding the same values as what it did it the late 1800’s. The party is now often called Racist, Bigoted, homophobic, and against women, but the history of the Republican Party tells a completely different story. Three times the party has taken people in who were angry at the Democrat Party, which is why it is has become a typically religious state and personal rights party. This party can be broken up and looked at by three very distinct…show more content…
Before, this was not allowed and angered many abolitionists from the Whig and Democrat parties. The Parties first meetings were "Anti-Nebraska" protest meetings and they spread rapidly through the country. After just six years the Republican Party had their first President nominee who vowed to end slavery and hold the union together while do it. Today he is one of the most well known presidents in the United States, Abraham Lincoln. He beat out John C. Breckinridge, John Bell, and Stephen A. Douglas; the closest candidate finished 108 Electoral College votes behind Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was able to do most of what he said that he would do. He ended slavery and even though the southern states did succeed he forced them to surrender and rejoin the union, this accomplished his…show more content…
When he entered office he was dealing with a spit party, and several unclaimed member who were angry with the Democratic Party. Eisenhower was forced to handle the task of doing the best for our country and trying to keep his party pure. Eisenhower was clear successes due in part to his moderate foreign policies, and he successfully ended the Korean War. In 1960 however, the Republicans would lose the presidency again to the young democrat, John F. Kennedy. In a book by Robert Rutland he said that this was when change was bound to strike the party. After the assassination of Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson became took over with a clear goal of civil rights for African Americans. This was going to be a problem for southern states, Dixiecrats, and in turn the Republican

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