On this day, Feb 28, 1854, the  United States Republican Party is founded by anti-slavery expansion activists (ex-Whigs, ex-Free Soilers, and modernizers). It is commonly called GOP, standing for Grand Old Party. Abraham Lincoln was the country's first Republican President, whose term was 1861-1865.

On this day, Feb 28, 1854, the United States Republican Party is founded by anti-slavery expansion activists (ex-Whigs, ex-Free Soilers, and modernizers). It is commonly called GOP, standing for Grand Old Party. Abraham Lincoln was the country's first Republican President, whose term was 1861-1865.

History of the United States Republican Party - Wikipedia

History of the United States Republican Party - Wikipedia

Celebrating the Republican party’s victory and proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic - Barcelona, 1931

Celebrating the Republican party’s victory and proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic - Barcelona, 1931

Republican Party Platform of 1956: Our great President Dwight D. Eisenhower has counseled us further: "In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human. In all those things which deal with people's money, or their economy, or their form of government, be conservative."

Republican Party Platform of 1956: Our great President Dwight D. Eisenhower has counseled us further: "In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human. In all those things which deal with people's money, or their economy, or their form of government, be conservative."

The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism - written in 2004, this scares the crap out of me.

The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism - written in 2004, this scares the crap out of me.

did-you-kno:  He also helped convince Abraham Lincoln to let African Americans fight for their own freedom. Source

did-you-kno: He also helped convince Abraham Lincoln to let African Americans fight for their own freedom. Source

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President and a Republican (left), and Franklin Roosevelt, the 32nd U.S. President and a Democrat. The Republican and Democratic parties effectively switched platforms between their presidencies.

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President and a Republican (left), and Franklin Roosevelt, the 32nd U.S. President and a Democrat. The Republican and Democratic parties effectively switched platforms between their presidencies.

Republican admits the resistance is working

Republican admits the resistance is working

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