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.

Donkey Elephant Democrat Republican
1 / 18
iStock

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

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Donald Trump (file)

    David Becker/Getty Images

    Protesters, supporters clash at Trump events

    As Donald Trump has emerged as the front-runner of the Republican presidential candidates, increasingly violent protests and demonstrations have plagued his campaign events across the country.

On this Day

  • John F Kennedy, man on moon speech

    NASA

    On this day: May 25

    Goofy makes his debut, Babe Ruth hits his final home run, JFK sets sights on the moon, Ali taunts Liston, "Star Wars" hits theaters, and Oprah signs off, all on this day.