Republican Party history

Posted: 3:14 PM EDT Sep 27, 2012   Updated: 6:40 PM EDT Oct 31, 2014

The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S. behind the Democratic Party. Take a look at a timeline of the key dates, events, leaders and policies that make up the history of the Republican Party.

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The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S. behind the Democratic Party.

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