The Republican party of the United States

A national Convention of the Republican party in Cleveland

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The Republican party of the United States (Republican Party, Grand Old Party Grand Old Party) is one of two (along with the Democratic party), the largest American political parties.

Founded February 28, 1854 in Ripon (Wisconsin), in the Wake of the movement against slavery.

The founders of the Republican party were to come from the ranks of parties the Whigs, the Democrats and freesoilers, speaking against slavery. The name of the party was given in memory of the Testament, the third US President Thomas Jefferson: to put Republican interests above local. In 1856 in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) passed the first Congress of the Republican party and was nominated as the first candidate of the Republicans for the presidency — John Fremont, who collected the most votes in 11 States.

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