A Compilation of Important Events of the Republican Party

Timeline created by Christophergonzalez
  • The Creation of the Republican Party

    The Republican Party was created in 1854 in opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska Act that would have allowed the expansion of slavery into Kansas. Besides opposition to slavery, the new party put forward a progressive vision of modernizing the United States emphasizing higher education, banking, railroads, industry and cities, while promising free homesteads to farmers. This timeline shows the progression of the presidents that were Republican and how currently, one man represents the party.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    As their first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln was inspirational and kind of like a sense of hope to manys. Many important policies is, the Emancipation Proclamation, abolishing slavery. Leading us through the first part of the Civil War, and the Reconstruction of America. Abraham Lincoln believed in vampires, being excerted from his personal diaries.
  • Ulysses S. Grant & The Civil War

    Ulsses S. Grant led us through the Civil War, with also Abraham Lincoln. Also as the president, he proposed civil and human rights, domestic rights, and he helped the widespread panic of 1873, the first of the stck market crashing.
  • Progressive Era

    The Republicans welcomed the Progressive Era at the state and local level. The progressive era was the prohibiton of alochol, a sense of social reform, and a breakaway from all that was known for. Many Republican civic leaders followed the examples of others.
  • Fourth Party is nominated by Republicans

    The Fourth Party System was dominated by Republican presidents, with the exception of the two terms of Democrat Woodrow Wilson, 1912-1920. McKinley promised that high tariffs would end the severe hardship caused by the Panic of 1893, and that the GOP would guarantee a sort of pluralism in which all groups would benefit
  • Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt, an excellent general, and an excellent president, Teddy Roosevelt can be seen as one of the Republicans greaest influences that he brought. With the Meat Inspection Act, and the Monroe Doctrine, he was also known for the great deal he did with the war, and his personal team, named the Rough Riders.
  • Prohibition

    Cultural issues, especially prohibition and foreign language schools became important because of the sharp religious divisions in the electorate. Republicans favored the disposal of Prohibiton, showing that it really didn't make any difference in society, with bootleggers, and illegal drinks.
  • The Great Depression

    The Presidents known for taking office during the 1920's, are best known for not doing relatively anything for the well being and the safety of the people. Mainly Republicans, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, known as the three presidents who didn't really focus on the economy, although it was the biggest problem of the United States at the time.
  • Debate of Britain

    The GOP, also known as the Grand Old PArty, another alias for the Republican party, debated on if they should help Britain through times during World War II. Internationalists supported this, as for Republicans like Robert Taft said that they shouldn't.
  • Winning back the Congress

    With the death of FDR in 1945, he was to be succeeded by his Vice, Harry S. Truman. With the next presidental election, Truman would lose it, to Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Republicans would eventually gain back power within the house, and the Congress, following that Congress seats would fill more with Republicans after the FDR years.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    The 34th President of the United States, was Dwight D. Eisenhower. Known for being a popular general in both World Wars, Eisenhower was seen as successing the Interstate Highway System, bringing us a faster way to travel amongst the states. Leading us through other common issues, like the Korean War and Civil Rights the 22nd Amendment came into effect, restricting the terms of Presidents to two.
  • Nixon - Ford Years

    1969 - 1974, the years of Richard Nixon, and his succeedor, Gerald Ford. Nixon was a man known for his Cold War imput, his Watergate Scnadal, and the infamous way he is known for talking. But he was also known for leading America through the vietnam war, dealing with China, and the Space Program back then. With Soviet Union, and Latin American policies, with Watergate scandal in effect, Gearld Ford was to take office, ending Nixon's years as Commander in Chief.
  • The Watergate Scandal

    The Watergate Scandal. This scandal was the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate offices. It was the wiretapping of the Democrats, and a plan to sabotage the campaign of the democratic party. This led to Nixon's resignation while being succeeded by Gerald Ford, who would present a pardon for Richard Nixon.
  • Gerald Ford

    Following the resignation of President, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford followed as the 38th president of the United States. Ford led us through the vietnam war years, also dealing with budget and a deficit of the United States, but also picking up the pieces of the nation, from the Watergate scandal, and Richard Nixon.
  • Reagen Years 81 - 89

    With being a well acclaimed actor, and film, Ronald Reagen was very popular towards that popular vote, that knew him from famour works of art. Not only was his career in film a big influence on his presidental win in 1981, but also the total destruction of most of the democratic social-economic groups. He would further the cold war, his issues dealing with foreign policy, and abortion, and fixing the Oil Crisis dealt to him in his years in office.
  • The 41st President

    George H. W. Bush, father to later Preisdent George Bush, was first Vice president to Ronald Reagen, and later became the man in charge. Dealing with The Gulf War, Panama, and the Somali Civil War, George Bush's image was mainly of an accident where he vomited in Japan. Making widespread news, it was also a funny satire made by others.
  • George W. Bush Era

    The 21st Century. With Bill Clinton's presidency coming to an end, it was time for the 2000 Presidental campaigns. Beating out 12 other Republican nominees, George W. Bush, son to George H. W. Bush, campaigned against his democratic rival, Al Gore. In November of 2000, Bush won the election, with a higher electoral vote. Leading the US into a war on terror, and a now belittling economy, George Bush won the re-election, and claimed presidency from 2001 - 2009.
  • A War on Terror

    Everybody can recall the attacks on September 11, 2001, and the innocent citzens who lost their lives in a desperate, and violent act on America. George W. Bush, being the current president, discussed this issue, explaining how this was not an accident, but more like an attack. In result, Bush called for a war against the Middle Eastern countries involved. A war to fight terrorism. A War on Terror.
  • The Great 2008 Presidency

    McCain vs Obama. Republican vs Democrat. 2008 showed that there was to be a new leader to our country, and sadly the Republicans were not going to get this win. Obama appeared to the more or less the minorities of America, being the first Afircan-American nominee in history. McCain appealed to the rich, and strong moral values like any other Republican.
    Also, this was my birthday, so yeah.
  • A New Republican is Nominated

    With beating nine others in the famous Republican presidental debates, Mitt Romney, a govenor from Massachusetts, formally anounced his campaign and presidental nominee to become the 45th president of the United Sates of America. With Paul Ryan as his runnning mate, we will see who may win the 2012 Presidental election.