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Republican Party
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Republican Party Wiki, Facts

Founding date

: 1854

Founding place

: Ripon, Wisconsin, US


: 166 years ago

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  • The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main rival, the Democratic Party

How old is Republican Party in 2020? / Age: 166 years
Where was Republican Party founded?Ripon, Wisconsin, US
Headquarters:Washington, D.C., US
Nicknames:GOP, Grand Old Party

 What is Republican Party? / Facts   

  • The GOP was founded in 1854 by opponents of the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which allowed for the potential expansion of slavery into certain U.S. territories
  • The party supported classical liberalism, opposed the expansion of slavery, and supported economic reform
  • Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president
  • Under the leadership of Lincoln and a Republican Congress, slavery was banned in the United States in 1865
  • The Party was generally dominant during the Third Party System and the Fourth Party System
  • After 1912, the Party underwent an ideological shift to the right
  • Following the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the party's core base shifted, with Southern states becoming more reliably Republican in presidential politics
  • The party's 21st-century base of support includes people living in rural areas, men, the Silent Generation, white Americans, and evangelical Christians

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