Republican Party History

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The Republican party was formed in 1854 with a particular goal in mind: The members wanted to abolish slavery. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president. Republicans are the only U.S. Political party that is pro-life. They are also pro-free enterprise, pro-religious liberty, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-traditional marriage. The Republican party began as a spontaneous grass roots protest against Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which allowed slavery into western territories where it had been forbidden by earlier compromises. The creation of the new party, along with the death of the Whig Party, realigned American politics. The central issues were new, as were voter alignments, and the balance of power in Congress. The central issues became…show more content…
Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madisons Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world 's oldest active party. The Democratic party traces its origins to the inspiration to the Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792. The modern Democratic party really rose up in the 1830s, with the election of Andrew Jackson. They have more liberal on civil rights issues since 1948. The most common mascot symbol for the party has been the donkey, or jackass. Andrew Jackson 's enemies twisted his name to “jackass” as a term of ridicule regarding a stupid and stubborn animal. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is responsible for promoting Democratic campaign activities. While the DNC is responsible for overseeing the process of writing the Democratic platform, the DNC is more focused on campaign and organizational strategy then public policy. There has been 15 Democratic party presidents starting with Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama.
The Green party is the country 's fourth largest by membership. They promote environmentalism, nonviolence, social justice, participatory grassroots democracy, gender equality, LGBT rights, anti-war, and anti-racism. The Green party was founded in 2001 as the evolution of the Association of State Green Parties, which was founded in 1996. The Greens gained widespread public attention during the 2000 presidential election, when Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke won 2.7% of the popular vote. The Green party has its strongest popular support on the Pacific Coast, Upper Great Lakes, and
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