Who owns and founded “The Republican Party” a brief history,
The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), generally identified as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country predominantly situated in North America. It consists of fifty states, a federal district, 5 major unincorporated territories, 326 Indian reservations, and 9 minor outlying islands. At nearly 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million square kilometers), it is the world’s 4th -largest country by land area and third-largest by total area.
Today, America practices a multi-party system with several parties registered but the two most powerful are the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.
In this article we would delve into how the Republican Party is structured, a brief history, current beliefs and past presidents from the party.
The Republican Party is 1 of the 2 major political parties in the US, together with the Democrat’s, the Republican’s main rivals. The United States has many other small parties known as third parties.
The Republican Party was instituted in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1853, by the aid of Francis Preston Blair. The Republican Party was birthed through the displeasure of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 which is known for its contribution to slavery.
The Republican Party was originated from that of Free-Soil Party and the Whig Party who was against the slavery regime and wanted to stop is expansion, the act was as a result of believing it was against the morals of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
Nearly, initiators of the Republican Party wanted to eradicate slavery everywhere in America. The Republican Party’s 1stcandidate for President of the United States was John C. Frémont in 1856.
- Name: The Republican Party
- Abbreviation GOP (Grand Old Party)
- Chairperson – (Ronna McDaniel)
- House Minority – (Leader Kevin McCarthy)
- Senate Minority – Leader (Mitch McConnell)
- Founded March (20, 1854; 168 years ago)
- Preceded by- (Whig Party, Free Soil Party)
- Headquarters – (310 First Street SE. Washington, D.C. 20003)
- Student wing – (College Republicans)
- Youth wing – (Young Republicans, Teen Age Republicans)
- Women’s wing – (National Federation of Republican Women)
- Overseas wing – (Republicans Overseas)
- Membership (2018) Increase 32,854,496
- Social conservatism
- Economic liberalism
- Fiscal conservatism
- Right-wing populism
- Economic nationalism
- Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (regional partner)
- International affiliation
- International Democrat Union
- Regional affiliation
- Asia Pacific Democrat Union
- Colors – Red
- Seats in the Senate – (50 / 100)
- Seats in the House – (211 / 435)
- State Governorships – (27 / 50)
- State Upper Chamber Seats – (1,080 / 1,972)
- State Lower Chamber Seats – (2,773 / 5,411)
- Total State Legislature Seats – (3,853 / 7,366)
- Territorial Governorships – (1 / 6)
- Territorial Upper Chamber Seats – (12 / 97)
- Territorial Lower Chamber Seats – (14 / 91)
The Republicans normally referred to as “the right” or “conservatives”. The symbol of the Republican party is the elephant. This symbol was first used in 1874 in a political cartoon by Thomas Nast.
The Republican National Committee, or “RNC”, is the main organization for the Republican Party in all fifty states. The Republican Party is not the same political party as the Democratic-Republican Party. A state where most voters vote for Republican politicians is sometimes called a “red state” Read More…