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  1. The Republican Party had a progressive element, typified in the early 20th century by Theodore Roosevelt in the 1907–1912 period (Roosevelt was more conservative at other points), Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr. and his sons in Wisconsin (from about 1900 to 1946) and western leaders such as Senator Hiram Johnson in California, Senator George W. Norris in Nebraska, Senator Bronson M. Cutting in New Mexico, Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin in Montana and Senator William Borah in Idaho.

  2. Feb 09, 2010 · March 20 1854 March 20 Republican Party founded Bettmann Archives/Getty Images In Ripon, Wisconsin, former members of the Whig Party meet to establish a new party to oppose the spread of...

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    • Political Parties in Upheaval. The issue of slavery in the West and the tried-but-failed compromises led to political...
    • The Republicans. On May 20th, 1854, a group of...
  3. Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States (1861–1865) and the first Republican to hold the office The Republican Party was founded in the northern states in 1854 by forces opposed to the expansion of slavery, ex- Whigs and ex- Free Soilers.

  4. This book presents an irrefutable case that it was New Hampshire. The Birth of the Republican Party is a summary of research into the life of Amos Tuck, a Congressman from Exeter, N.H.. It documents how he initiated a movement in 1845, which grew into the founding of the Republican Party on October 12, 1853, at a meeting in Exeter, a year before any dates claimed by other states.

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  6. The first held at the Congregational Church on February 28, 1854 included women. At that meeting it was agreed that in the event that the Kansas-Nebraska Bill was adopted, old political parties should be cast aside, and an entirely new organization should be established. At the Little White Schoolhouse meeting on March 20 1854, Alvan Bovay spoke to the elect that the new party should, and in all probability would, be assigned the name Republican, but he advised against naming it at that time.

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