Abraham Lincoln And The Republican Party

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The republican was founded on July 6th 1854.it was born of hostility slavery. The name “Republican” alluding to Thomas Jefferson Republican Party and conveying a commitment to the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. the first Republican meeting ripon wisconsin.The nickname of the Republican Party didn 't get attached to it until 1888. Previously, the nickname had been used by Southern Democrats. in 1856 presidential candidate, John C. Fremont, won 11 of the 16 Northern states. In November 1860, Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected president over a divided Democratic Party.The Republican Party split into a majority Old Right based in the Midwest and a liberal wing based in the Northeast that supported much …show more content…
Whether or not Abraham Lincoln was our “best” potus you may find differences of opinion among the people. Every American in their right mind would agree that for sure, he was not the worst leader we 've voted into the Office of Commander and Chief. What I find interesting is that many praise his leadership skills and he surely had to make a hard decision. It 's one thing when you have to fight “The Enemy”. It 's another when it 's your own citizens and the divide is so sharp that the ones who are WRONG are willing to draw blood over their “opinion”, instead of settling the “difference” peacefully. Another thing I find interesting is his how he applied many Biblical principles in the building and maintaining of a democratic republic. He jailed more than 3,000 political opponents because they were advocating an end to the war. He organized a secret police. He was partly responsible for a war that need not have occurred. He regularly used the army against civilian opponents in the North. As for ending slavery, this was not his idea. He greatly increased the power of the Federal Government at the expense of the states, and the power of the executive branch at the expense of the judicial and legislative

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