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  GOP.com | Republican National Committee :: About - The Republican Party - GOP History
The Republican Party was born in the early 1850's by anti-slavery activists and individuals who believed that government should grant western lands to settlers free of charge.
In 1856, the Republicans became a national party when John C. Fremont was nominated for President under the slogan: "Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men, Fremont." Even though they were considered a "third party" because the Democrats and Whigs represented the two-party system at the time, Fremont received 33% of the vote.
The symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant.
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  Republican party. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The party opposed the repeal of the Missouri Compromise and the extension of slavery, denounced the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dred Scott Case, and favored the admission of Kansas as a free state.
When, in 1896, the Democratic party was captured by the radicals under William Jennings Bryan, its presidential candidate in 1896, 1900, and 1908, the Republican party became openly the champion of the gold standard and conservative economic doctrines.
The Republican victory with Herbert C. Hoover in 1928 marked the first time since the end of Reconstruction that the party had carried states of the old Confederacy; this came about chiefly because the Democratic candidate, Alfred E. Smith, was a Roman Catholic and an opponent of prohibition.
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  Republican Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the early 20th century, the traditional symbol of the Republican Party in Midwestern states such as Indiana and Ohio was the eagle, as opposed to the Democratic rooster.
Later, the Democratic Party's support for liberal social stances such as abortion, criminal law issues such as abolition of the death penalty, and same-sex marriage drove many former Democrats into a Republican party that was embracing the conservative views on these issues.
The Republican Party fared well in the 2002 midterm elections, solidifying its hold on the House and regaining control of the Senate, in the run-up to the war in Iraq.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Republican_Party   (6844 words)

 Republican Party (USA) - SourceWatch
The party is not to be confused with the Democratic-Republican party of Thomas Jefferson or the National Republican Party of Henry Clay.
In the early 20th century, the traditional symbol of the Republican Party in Midwestern states such as Indiana and Ohio was the eagle, as opposed to the Democratic rooster.
Republicans also show concerns about having big government in charge of such vital issues as food, shelter, or health care, as they believe the private sector and/or the individual are better suited to control their own lives.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Republican_Party   (1825 words)

 The Republican Party is the Pro-Life Party
The Republican Party was born on the principle that no human being should be considered the property of another.
The Republican Party is not a fraternity with a hazing procedure for admission.
The Republican Party must continue to uphold the principle that every human being, born and unborn, young and old, healthy and disabled, has a fundamental, individual right to life.
www.rnclife.org /brochure/rprolife.html   (1303 words)

 Republican Party
The Republican Party was established at Ripon, Wisconsin in 1854 by a group of former members of the Whig Party, the Free-Soil Party and the Democratic Party.
In his cartoons the Democratic Party was a donkey and the Republican Party, an elephant.
Lincoln's Republican Party all speak with one voice, and speak trumpet-tongued their fixed purpose to outlaw $4 billion of our property in the territories, and to put it under the ban of the empire in the states where it exists.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USArepublican.htm   (2232 words)

 Welcome to The American Presidency
In the 1854 congressional elections 44 Republicans were elected as a part of the anti-Nebraskan majority in the House of Representatives, and several Republicans were elected to the Senate and to various state houses.
Republicans won control of the House of Representatives and the Senate in the 1918 elections and, at the end of the war, prevented the United States from joining the League of Nations by rejecting ratification of the Treaty of Versailles (see Paris Peace Conference).
After a bitter internal party struggle prior to the 1964 Republican convention, Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona wrested the presidential nomination and control of the Republican party away from the Eastern moderates and began an attempt to convert the party into an ideologically pure conservative party.
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 CNN/AllPolitics.com - Election 2000 - The Republican National Convention
The Republican party stands in solidarity with the dedicated faculty who are penalized for their conservatism and also with the courageous students who run independent campus newspapers to confront the powerful with the power of truth.
Republicans want to ensure that children have access to quality health care, and that states have the flexibility to innovate, expand family coverage without interference from the Health Care Financing Administration, and reach out to eligible households that are currently not enrolled in a health insurance program or in Medicaid.
Republicans are dedicated to pursuing comprehensive women's health care initiatives that include access to state-of-the-art medical advances and technology; equality for women in the delivery of health care services; medical research that focuses specifically on women; appropriate representation of women in clinical trials; and direct access to women’s health providers.
www.cnn.com /ELECTION/2000/conventions/republican/features/platform.00   (18745 words)

 Republican Party - dKosopedia
The Republican Party was organized in the mid-19th century as a party opposed to the expansion of slavery as new states were admitted.
The Republican Party solidified its Congressional margins in the 2002 midterm elections, bucking the historic trend.
The Republican collapse was further underscored by their becoming the minority in the House for the first time in over 12 years, and with Nancy Pelosi becoming the first female Speaker of the House.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Republican_Party   (1446 words)

 Republican Party News - The New York Times
The party opposed the repeal of the Missouri Compromise and the extension of slavery, denounced the Supreme Court's decision in the
However, the Republican tariff policy was the work of leaders of the new industrial capitalism, whose influence in party councils began to be strongly felt under Grant.
Hoover and the Republicans were blamed for the disastrous economic depression that soon enveloped the country, and the Democrats, under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, were swept into office in 1932.
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 YouTube - Republican Party Values
Republicans are not perfect, but at least they are not hypocrites.
This video is a short summery of the most high-profile Republicans that have been convicted and investigated.
At the very least it shows Republicans as a party of hypocrites who flagrantly disregard the law.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=cHJdilZcC3g   (645 words)

 Taking Over the Republican Party
Parties are very susceptible to being taken over by ideologues because lower party offices have no appeal to the vast majority of our citizenry.
Martin, a 52-year-old mother of three, and her husband David, a stockbroker, are lifelong Republicans but hadn't been active in party politics for many years until they happened to attend a local GOP meeting last spring.
To be sure, both parties have used the practice of gerrymandering to their advantage, but, in recent years, Republicans have elevated this practice to new heights.
www.theocracywatch.org /taking_over.htm   (3104 words)

 Republican Party (United States) -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Republican Party is not to be confused with the Democratic-Republican party of Thomas Jefferson or the National Republican Party of Henry Clay.
Republicans still often refer to their party as the "party of Lincoln" in honor of the first Republican President.
The Republican Party fared well in the 2002 midterm elections, solidifying its hold on the House and regaining control of the Senate, in the run-up to the war in Iraq.
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 Chafee unsure of staying with GOP after losing election - Boston.com
A lifelong Republican who succeeded his father, the late John Chafee, in the U.S. Senate, Chafee said he waged a lonely campaign to try to bring the party to the middle.
He said he did not regret not switching parties before the election because he felt it kept him in the best position to help Rhode Island to remain with what was then the majority party.
He also described himself as a loyal Rhode Island Republican, and said he didn't want to communicate that he was suddenly "flying the coop." He said he worked to build the party since he was a child, when his father first won elected office when he was 3 years old.
www.boston.com /news/local/rhode_island/articles/2006/11/09/chafee_unsure_of_staying_with_gop_after_losing_election   (533 words)

 Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party
Twenty-five years ago dominionists targeted the Republican Party as the vehicle through which they could advance their agenda.
The country is not yet a theocracy but the Republican Party is, and they are driving American politics, using God as a a battering ram on almost every issue: crime and punishment, foreign policy, health care, taxation, energy, regulation, social services and so on.
Five of the Republican Senators who were unseated on November 7 received whopping scores of 100% from the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family Voter Scorecards.
www.theocracywatch.org   (690 words)

 ABC News: Ky. Republican Party Chairman Indicted   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Republican Party Chairman, Two State Officials Indicted; Accused of Using Politics in Hiring
The allegations revolve around the state's Merit System jobs and whether a few Republican officials conspired to hire and fire employees based on their political views.
GOP Chairman Darrell Brock was director of local government in Fletcher's office before he took the party job this year.
abcnews.go.com /US/wireStory?id=931006   (315 words)

 Republican Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the modern United States Republican Party.
Republicans say their geographical red map is growing faster than the Democrats' blue map.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), elected VP 1900, President 1904; defeated on third party ticket 1912
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 The Republicans And The Civil War
There has been some dispute as to the exact time and place where the party was "born." Coalition movements of a similar sort were afoot in many parts of the country at about the same time, and such a dispute is of little importance.
The Republican party in 1861 was a coalition of disparate elements.
Never a majority within the party, the Radicals dominated the other factions because of their commitment to their cause and the talent of their members, some of whom chaired key committees in Congress.
www.civilwarhome.com /republicans.htm   (579 words)

 Republican Party of Texas: ke a contribution to the Republican Party of Texas
Republican Party of Texas: ke a contribution to the Republican Party of Texas
to the Republican Party of Texas (Corporate contributions will be used for administrative expenses.
Contributions to Republican Party of Texas are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
www.texasgop.org /site/PageServer?pagename=donation   (144 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Bank One implicated in kickback scheme
The Lockheed Martin bid failed, yet Republican state officials ultimately decided to give the contract to Bank One on the grounds that the bank already was familiar with the project, even though the experience claimed for Bank One came as subcontractor in a failed bid.
Petro and Montgomery are candidates for the 2006 Ohio Republican gubernatorial primary.
Rather, it is about forthright "pay to profit," the trading of campaign contributions for un-bid public contracts, a portion of the proceeds from which are "kicked-back" to assure the continued dominance of the controlling parties by giving them and them alone access to taxpayer dollars to fund their election, re-election and related political campaigns.
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 Republicans. Republican Party of America. Republicans.org - America Today!
Too often are the victims blamed for what happened to them; her skirt was too short, he had a big mouth, she had it coming, etc. Victims are never at fault, never ever.
The immoral party wants to seperate church from state, for they already have destroyed the viewing and placement of the Ten Commandments, which we received from God our common law to live by.
They have become a party of liberalism and socialism, along with having the Communist party supporting them this year to get rid of our president, who is a very righteous and moral man who seeks our God and giving him guidance for leading our nation in the right paths.
www.republicans.org   (2454 words)

 North Carolina Republican Party
The Republican Party is strong, principled and conservative.
Furthermore, we urge members of the Republican Party of North Carolina to support financially, or with in-kind contributions, only those candidates or nominees who support measures to end partial-birth abortions.
We urge the General Assembly to allow the party affiliation of judicial candidates to appear on the ballot and to allow nominees for election to be selected by the parties.
www.ncgop.org /gopinformation/platform.asp   (3695 words)

 The Real GOP
Legislation: George W. Bush and the Republican majority in Congress are on the verge of passing a law that would send researchers, doctors and their patients to jail and levy million-dollar fines.
Republican Ed Farthing says "you must be a white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant and married for the Republican Party to pay any attention to you.
Analysis: National Republican Party supports Rick Santorum's statements suggesting that Americans do not have the right to have sex in private, and should be arrested if they violate conservative standards about where and how to have sex, making consensual sex between adults, behind closed doors, a crime.
www.irregulartimes.com /realgop.html   (1275 words)

 Republican Party
Republicans in Congress have set aside $20 million for a gala in Washington to celebrate victory in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The party may be postponed for a while, but the program has been drafted--and we've got a copy.
As House Republicans use the cost of recovery from Gulf Coast storms as an excuse to rip last-minute holes in the social safety net, it's not too late to change priorities.
www.thenation.com /directory/republican_party   (1169 words)

 US Republican Party outsources fund raising to India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
US Republican party threatens to sue the INQUIRER and US Republican Party denies it's outsourcing to India Both of these stories have links.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY is using call centres in Gurgaon and Noida in India to raise funds for itself and for its chieftain, George W. Bush.
Young people at the call centres are helping robots to phone American citizens to enlist their support and money for the political party, with plans to extend the scheme if they whip up enough donations.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=11219   (304 words)

 Texas Republican Party Platform
The Texas Republican Party Platform can be read as a blueprint for Bush administration policies, and reflects the values of Dominion Theology.
Any candidate running as a Republican for any public office should be required to complete and return to the County Republican Party Platform questionnaire indicating whether the candidate agrees, disagrees or is undecided on each plank of the current platform.
More often than not over the past two years, considering who the Texas Republican Party has produced, it has felt as though we are almost specifically fighting against the Texas Republican Party for control of the national agenda, rather than the Republican National Committee.
www.theocracywatch.org /texas_gop.htm   (2153 words)

 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Party Leadership
Members of each major party meet in closed sessions known as party conferences (or party caucuses) to elect floor leaders, make committee assignments, and set legislative agendas.
The Democratic Leader serves as chair of the party conference, while the Republican party separates the positions, electing a chairperson for the party conference, apart from the Floor leader.
Each party elects a Conference Secretary or Vice Chairman who is responsible for keeping the Minutes of the party conferences.
www.senate.gov /reference/common/generic/party_leadership.htm   (252 words)

 1896: The Republican Platform
The Civil Service law was placed on the statute book by the Republican party, which has always sustained it, and we renew our repeated declarations that it shall be thoroughly and honestly enforced and extended wherever practicable.
We believe in an immediate return to the free homestead policy of the Republican party, and urge the passage by Congress of the satisfactory free homestead measure which has already passed the House and is now pending in the Senate.
Confident alike in the history of our great party and in the justice of our cause, we present our platform and our candidates in the full assurance that the election will bring victory to the Republican party and prosperity to the people of the United States.
projects.vassar.edu /1896/gopplatform.html   (1617 words)

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