The Republican Party

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    History of the United States Republican Party
    Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President (1861–1865)

    Founded in the Northern states in 1854 by anti-slavery activists, modernizers, ex-Whigs and ex-Free Soilers, the Republican Party quickly became the principal opposition to the dominant Southern Democratic Party and the briefly popular Know Nothing Party. The main cause was opposition to the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise by which slavery was kept out of Kansas. The Northern Republicans saw the expansion of slavery as a great evil. The first public meeting where the name "Republican" was suggested for a new anti-slavery party was held on March 20, 1854 in a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin.[5]

    The first official party convention was held on July 6, 1854 in Jackson, Michigan. By 1858, the Republicans dominated nearly all Northern states. The Republican Party first came to power in 1860 with the election of Lincoln to the Presidency and Republicans in control of Congress and again, the Northern states. It oversaw the saving of the union, the end of slavery, and the provision of equal rights to all men in the American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877.[6]

    Republican Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    ScienceRocks Blue dog all the way!

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    Slavery isn't just a black issue but one of all races. This is what people need to understand.

    More white slaves were brought into the colonies. (At least I heard, either way a lot.)
     
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    And then in 1872 they became the party of greedy stupid rich people. lol
     
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    My troll meter is pegged. Is franko or ravi here?
     
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    Sure and that's why 90 Years later it took Republicans united with Sane Democrats to pass Civil Rights in the Face of Racist Southern Democrat descendants of Slave Owners opposition.
     
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    Oh god if I hear another person try and claim the republican party of today is the progressive party, I'm gonna melt lol it's crazy
     
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    Is that when Ted Turner, George Soros and the Kennedys joined our party.....oh wait they're democrats.....we're safe!!!!!
     
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    Franco humor... sheesh

    I wonder what the HFW means...:eusa_think:

    Hopes For Whining..
     
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    That is utterly, completely insane. No one could possibly believe that.
     
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    well they did have indentured servants....which were slaves...but they had a 7 year limit, then they went free.....and it was voluntary

    But indians were slaves and blacks owned slaves as well.....but lets face facts, name a group that hasnt had to endure slavery at some point....you cant
     
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