Essay about The Legacy Of 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 of the New Deal. The Old Right sharply attacked the Second New Deal and said it represented class warfare and socialism. Roosevelt was reelected in a landslide in 1936 but everything went awry in his second term, as the economy plunged, strikes soared, and failed to take control of the Supreme Court or to purge the Southern conservatives in the Democratic party.By September 2014 the Republican party was confident of making gains in the November election and perhaps taking control of the Senate by gaining six seats.With a final total of 247 seats 56.78% in the House and 54 seats in the Senate, the Republicans ultimately achieved their largest majority in the U.S. Congress since the 71 congress in 1929.

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