Republican Party

Timeline created by anyssa acedo
  • The First Republican Party

    The Missouri Compromise divided the country at 36'30 between pro slavery and anti slavery causing disagreements. There was more fighting when the Kansas -Nebraska Act took place. They couldn't decide whether it would be free or slave. They couldn't take it anymore, they needed a new party. The first Republican Party took place in Wisconsin. The first organizing convention took place in Pittsburg on Feb.22, 1856. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 17, 1856 the Republican Party was born,
  • Radical Republicans Control Congress

    Members of Congress called Radical Republicans said they were going to take control of reconstruction. Repuclicans had the power to take control because they had majority. Southern Democrats couldn't vote and Northern Democrats lost credibility. They did this because they had differences with newly freed slaves. The Radical Republicans refused to listen to Abraham Lincoln's 10 percent plan. They wanted a more severe reconsruction plan. Lincoln wanted to compromise but he was killed.
  • First National Convention

    The First National Convention was held at the Musical Fund Hall. It was a mass convention of men who favored anti-slavery and volunteered to help. It was in session for 2 days and they got what they wanted. It had succeeded.
  • John C. Fremont

    John C. Fremont ran as the first Republican Nominee for President. He ran against James Buchanan and Millard Fillmore, and lost to James Buchanan. After the Civil War president Lincoln appointed Fremont as Major General in command. General Fremont took action in Missouri imposing martail law. Frémont ordered the property of disloyal Missourians to be confiscated and ordered the emancipation of all slaves in Missouri. Fremont refused to revoke his order, so Lincoln removed Fremont from command.
  • Abraham Lincoln First Republican President

    Abraham Lincoln ran against Douglas who was a democrat. Once he became president it signaled the secession of the southern states. Seven states had suceeded and the Confederate States of America was established. One month later, the Civil War began. In 1863 Lincoln emancipated the slaves and won reelction in 1864.
  • Abraham Lincoln Dies

    In April of 1865 Abraham Lincoln was assisinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. This happened only 5 days after the Civil War ended.
  • Ulysses S. Grant Elected

    Ulysses S. Grant was a part of the Radical Republicans and stood by the President. He was a symbol to the Union and their logical candidate for president in 1868. Grant fought in one of the bloodiest battles and fought to win at Vicksburg. Lincoln appointed in General-in-chief in March 1864. In 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Robert E, Lee surrendered. Grant became president and leader of the Army.
  • Republican Elephant

    Thomas Nast created the elephant and donkey mascot. It wasn't meant to be viewed but the democrats made the donkey their own. Nast's drawing represents how he viewed the party's decline, especially because of the financial panic. This is what he said about how he saw the elephants and Republicans relate, "docile but unmoveable when calm, unstoppable and destructive when excited."
  • Panic of 1893

    The Panic of 1893 was a severe financial panic that lasted from May to November. Banks closed and businesses and manufactors were not able to open because they didn't have enough money to pay workers or buy materials, The Panic was followed by an economic depression in employment and prices that lasted til 1897.
  • Theodore Roosevelt President

    Theodore Roosevelt, not even 43, became the youngest president in the nations history. He brought new excitement and power to the presidency. During the Spanish American War he was lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment. Boss Tom Platt accepted Roosevelt as the Republican candidate for Governor in 1898. Roosevelt won and as president he steered the United States more actively into world politics.
  • Jeannette Rankin

    Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to congress as a Republican. She joined the woman suffrage movement and became a professional lobbyist for the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Rankin decided in 1916 to run for a House seat. She came in second of Montana seats.
  • Wall Street Crash of 1929

    The very rich lost money on Wall Street. Some could manage living poorly, which is better than having no money at all. But they could not buy anymore consumer products becuase they couldn't afford to spend money. People weren't buying things which meant that shops and factories shut down because there was no reason to employ people. Unemployment became a major issue. By the winter of 1932 it was at its worse.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States. Reconciliation was the first goal set by Richard Nixon. He ended American fighting in Viet Nam and improved relations with USSR. During World War ll Nixon served as a Navy lieutenant. As Vice President, Nixon had major duties in the Eisenhower Administration.
  • Watergate Scandal begins

    Watergate is a term used to describe a complex web of political scandals between 1972 and 1974. The word specifically refers to the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. It was here that the Watergate Burglars broke into the Democratic Party’s National Committee offices on June 17, 1972. The burglers were arrested and Nixon had been reelected.
  • Richard Nixon resigns from Watergate

    Nixon was Vice-President for eight years, then lost to JFK. He recovered from political defeat and again was Republican Party’s candidate at the 1968 election. Nixon made major speeches, announced the departure of Dean, Haldeman and Ehrlichman, and he released transcripts from the white house tapes. The decision by the Supreme Court ordered Nixon to release more white house tapes. They revealed that Nixon was involved in watergate. Nixon resigned the next day.
  • Ronald Reagan speaks at Berlin Wall

    The speech by President Ronald Reagan contains one of the most memorable lines spoken during his presidency. The Berlin Wall was built by Communists to keep Germans from escaping Communist-dominated East Berlin into Democratic West Berlin.
  • George Bush President

    The terrorist attack transformed George Bush into a wartime president. Bush formed a new cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security, sent American forces into Afghanistan to break up the Taliban, a movement under Osama bin Laden that trained financed and exported terrorist teams.
  • World Trade Centers attacked

    On the morning of September 11th, terrorists hijacked 4 jet planes and attempted to fly them into several U.S. targets. One of the planes crashed into Tower One of the World Trade Center. Another plane crashed into Tower Two. Tower 1 collapsed first, then 30 minutes later the other collapsed too. George Bush sent troops to fight terrorism which they went after Osama Bin Laden.
  • Irag War Begins

    The U.S and its allies began the war against Iraq with targeted strikes believed included a hideout for Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The attacks began less than 2 hours after expiration of Bush's deadline for Hussein to leave his country. Hussein said to just give up. After awhile, the military found Hussein. That was the day that they've been waiting for. All that hard work payed off.
  • John McCain and Sarah Palin concede

    John McCain conceded the 2008 election in a generous speech to supporters in Arizona. He told Obama how he felt about losing that election. He said how he could of made a difference and Obama won't do the things that he would of done. It's still his country and he will help make things better.