Republican Party

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  • When was it formed?

    There was a need for a new party to be formed after the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was undone by the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854.
  • Who was it formed by?

    Horace Greely, Salmon Chase, and Charles Sumner all felt it was right to form a new party ofter the dismantlization of the Missouri Compromise. They were the ones that organized the beginnings of the Republian Party.
  • Horace Greely

    Horace Greely worked in the New York Newspaper company. He published an article pretty much naming the religious rite of there being a party that tried to restore the Union to its former grandeur.
  • Where was the party born?

    This was the first time the party met. it brung about 10,000 people to the outskirts of Jackson, Michigan. Although this is recognized as one of the first meetings, te proto-republican party meeting took place in Ripon, Wiscnson. The first event led to the first convention in Pittsburg in 22 February 1856.
  • 1854 Elections

    The first state to be taken by the Republicans had been Michigan. It was by 1855 that the Republican party had taken the majority in the House of Representatives. This led to the convention in Pittsburg and eventually led to the convention in Pennsylvania.
  • Brutal attack

    Charles Sumner was attacked by Preston Brooks and Lawrence Kiett (South Carolina) after giving an anti-slavery speech on the Senate Democratic floor. Kiett justified his actions by saying Sumner had insulted one of his cousins, Andrew Butler, who was the South Carolina Senator. by cause of the attack, Sumner was not able to return to the Congressional halls for four years.
  • Invasion

    Lawrence, Kansas was invaded by pro-slavery people from the South. What they did was enter Lawrence armed and arrest the leaders of the free state, therefore controlling the state of Kansas and making it a slave state. Horace Greely was quick to say something like since the south cannot quite the north by threats, they resort to violence. It was here that the beginnings of the Civil War started.
  • First nominating event

    The first nominating event took place in Pennsylvania. Here the Republican Party announced its birth to this country.
  • First two nominees

    The first nominee of the Republican Party was John C. Fremont. Four years later, Abraham Lincoln was nominated as the Republican candidate in 1860.
  • All of us Equal

    Under the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were passed. The 13th Amendment outlawed slavery in tu United States. The 14th Amendment guaranteed equal protection under the law. The 15th Amendment secured voting rights for African-Americans.
  • The Parties Mascotts

    The elephant and donkey came to be in 1874 when Thomas Nast, a cartoonist for Harper's Weekly, depicted a Donkey, representing Democrats, trying to scare an Elephant, representing the Republicans.
  • "Grand Old Party"

    The nickname given to the Republican Party after
  • Women's Suffrage

    The Republican Party was the first major party to support women in their route to gain the right to vote. the 19th Amendment was ratified due to the fact that 26 out of the 36 state legislatures were under Republican control.
  • First woman in Congress

    The first woman in Congress was a Republican. Her name was Jeanette Rankin from Montana. It was all due to Republicans that colored hands and gender discriminations were taken down here in the U.S.
  • Today's Nominee

    The Republican nominee to run against Barrack Obama in Mitt Romney.
  • Goals of the Republican Party

    The REpublican Party will attempt to make everyday life better. They will try to achieve that by creating jobs, improving schools, keeping communities safe, and improving healt care and the environment.
  • Who is Mitt Romney?

    An American businessman, politician, and President candidate. Born on 12 March 1947.
  • Republican Beliefs

    They are a conservative groupe. They belive taxes should not be raised, but instead led by the free market. Republicans think more should be spent on the military. They mostly oppose gay marriage, with some exception. A large majority supports the deth penalty. They believe social and humane ideas to be based on individual rights and justice.
  • View on economy

    The Republicans think that the economy should run itself in a free market.
  • View on National Defense

    They believe in Peace through Strength. Meaning that keeping peace but having the will and force to enforce it.