The history of the republican party of the united states of america

Timeline created by adrian1994
  • Republican party is started

    The republican party began in the year 1854 and is the second oldest political party in the history of the united states. The first political party is its rival the democratic party...
  • The republican party is established

    The republican party was established in ripon,wisconsin by a group of anti-slavery activist who were former members of other parties such as whig party, free soil party, and the democratic party..
  • republicans first convention is organized

    in jackson michigan the republican party formed its first convention and slected a platform and nominated all their candidates to represent state offices..
  • Abraham lincoln thefirst republican president

    The first republican president was abraham lincoln. abraham lincoln was the president who succesfullyabolished slavery in the year 1861.
  • republicans pass the civil rights act

    in 1866 the republican party passed the civil rights act for african americans allowing them to be u.s. citizens..
  • the 14th amendment is proposed and passed by Republican party

    the 14th amendment stated that 'all persons born or naturlized in the united states,and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
  • civil war hero Ulyses s. Grant is elected as a republican president

    this civil war hero was easily elected and was then re elected in 1872 but was trying to get accustumed to the life of a republican president as he was a former soldier...
  • Republican congress passes,The national eight our law..

    though this law only applied to government workers it gave the federal employees relief from working over hourly work days and made it so they only worked 8 hours a day...
  • First blacks enter the republican party as congress members..

    in this year the republican party allowed for some influential african americans to enter their congress party
  • The republican party proposes and passes the 15th amendment

    the 15th amendment established voting rights to all people race religion or way of lifestyle did not matter this amendment granted voting rights..
  • Republican party is symbolized as an elephant

    thomas nast a new york cartoonist decided that the republican party is kind of like an elephant because elephants were clever, and controlled but when a elephant is frightened you cannot tame the wild beast...
  • the bull moose

    in 1890 president theodore roosevelt succesfully used the sherman anti-trust act with benjamin harrison which was too break up and prosecute many large business monopolies...
  • republicans support womens suffrage

    in 1896 the republican party was the only party to vote and favor the women suffrage
  • the republicans are back on their feet

    after some years of losing the presidential elections the republicans are able to get back into the white house with the election of william mckinley..
  • foreign policy

    in 1903 republican Roosevelt begins to get involved with foreign policy he supported the revolutionaries who formed the republic of panama...
  • first republican lady is brought into house

    in 1917 jeannete rankin a republican woman from montana was the first woman to serve in the house, she was one of the only ones to say no to going to war in ww1 and ww2
  • The roaring twenties

    during the period of the roaring 20's three succesive republican presidents were able to keep government spending and taxes to a low spending...Warren G Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover....
  • The Wall Street Crash

    the wall street crash was disastrous for the republicans as they were the ones in presidency but luckily president Herbert Hoover was able to be a scapegoat for the great depression....
  • Marrion the chairman

    in 1937 the first republican assistant chairman for the national committee Marrion E. Martin...
  • Equal rights amendment

    The republican party became the first party to endorse an equal rights amendment for women and their platform
  • president Nixon

    in 1968 nixon showed his expertise in foreign affairs and won a really hard election in a presidential contest.....
  • Republican Ronald Reagan

    in the 1980's Ronald Reagan ran for president as a republican and promised to the people fo ra 'New Federalistic Government'...