The History of the Republican Party (The U.S. Government: by Heather Lehr Wagner

By Heather Lehr Wagner

whilst Abraham Lincoln used to be elected president in 1860, he was once a member of a political get together that have been based simply six years previous: the Republican celebration. In March 1854, a gaggle of fellows collected to shape a political occasion that mirrored their issues approximately existence in the USA. They have been against the unfold of slavery, supported excessive taxes on imported items, and have been in desire of homesteading to aid settle the swiftly increasing Western territories. in view that then, the Republican get together - just like the American political approach - has gone through many profound adjustments. providing designated, full-color photos; an in-depth narrative; and contours corresponding to sidebars and a thesaurus, "The background of the Republican celebration" absolutely examines the advance of this celebration, together with its in demand figures, key occasions, and ideological trends.

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