History of a Political Party - Timeline

Timeline created by daniaiveth
  • Republican Party

    Republican Party was one of the two major political parties in the U.S., organized in 1854 to oppose the extension of slavery into the western territories. It was organized by Thomas Jefferson.
  • How the Republican party grew out

    The Republican Party gew out from the expansion of slavery. The Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed earlier compromises that had excluded slavery from the territories.
  • The founding of The Republican Party

    On February 1854, anti-slavery Whigs had begun a meeting in the upper midwestern states to discuss the formation of a new party. In Wisconsin on 1854 is remembered as the founding meeting of the Republican Party.
  • Republican Party Beliefs.

    The Republican Party believes that the strength of the nation is within the individual. The Republican Party also believes that everyone is created equal and no one should be treated differently. The Republican Party believes that everyone should have equal rights, equal opportunity and even equal justice.
  • Symbol of Republican Party

    Republicans have a long history with basic principles: Individuals, not government can make the best decisions, all people are entitled to equal rights, and decisions are best made close to home. The symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant.
  • Republican Party

    Thanks to the Republican Party women now have rights just like men do, also thanks to the Republican Party slaves are free now and African-Americans have rights just like everyone else.
  • GOP

    The Republican party was also known as the Grand Old Party it was called that in much earlier time.
  • Republican Party

    In 1856, the Republicans became a national party when John C. Fremont was nominated for President under the slogan: “Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men, Fremont.”
  • Some rights guaranteed to African- Americans

    During the Civil War of 1861 Lincoln signed the Proclamation that freed the slaves. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. The Republicans of their day worked to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery, the Fourteenth, which guaranteed equal protection under the laws, and the Fifteenth, which helped secure voting rights for African-Americans.
  • First Republican President

    Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president on May 4, 1861. He is most famous for leading the nation through its worst internal conflict, the Civil War.
  • John Charles Fremont

    Fremont was a hero of the Mexican-American War. He was an American military officer, explorer, and the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States.
  • James Garfield

    James Garfield was a Republican president as well. He became president on March 4, 1881. James Garfield agreed with Radical Republican views regarding Reconstruction, then he favored a moderate approach for civil rights enforcement for Freedmen.
  • Republican Party

    In 1896, Republicans were the first major party to favor women’s suffrage. When the 19th Amendment was added to the Constitution, 26 of 36 state legislatures that had voted to ratify it were under Republican control.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th president and a Republican he became president on March 4, 1869. He was no great orator, but he possessed a coherent political philosophy mirrored in Lincoln's Republican Party that won the war, freed the enslaved people, and saved the Republic.
  • William McKinley

    William McKinley also a Republican president. He became president on March 4, 1897. His administration ended with his assassination. McKinley was the last President to have served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive "Bull Moose" Party of 1912. Roosevelt attempted to move the Republican Party toward Progressivism, including trust busting and increased regulation of businesses.
  • Wisconsin Primary

    The Wisconsin legislature passes a law authorizing the nation's first presidential primary a state election in which common citizens directly vote for the candidate they want to represent their party in the presidential election. (Not sure if date is correct)
  • Richard M. Nixon

    Richard M. Nixon was the 37th president that was also in Republican Party. He became president on Janurary 20, 1969. Nixon escalated America's involvement in the Vietnam War, he s ended US involvement in 1973.