Republican Party history

Published: Sep 27 2012 03:14:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2014 06:40:06 PM EDT

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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