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The Birth of the Republican Party Julia Krebs-Moberg Katelyn Johnson
Birth of Republican Party Northern Whigs, Antislavery Democrats, and Free- Soilers join together due to rising differences between other parties They form the new Republican party Republicans oppose the Kansas-Nebraska Act and want to keep slavery out of the territories and hoped to resurrect Missouri compromise.
Birth of Republican Party In February 1854, at a school house in Ripon, Wisconsin, a meeting was held to form a new political party July 6, Republican party was formally organized in Jackson, Michigan Horace Greeley was a founder. He had a great ability to draw support from diverse groups
Adds to North/South Tensions Republicans opposed slavery in the territories, and wanted to resurrect the Missouri compromise unlike most southerners Decided to run against Democrats in the election of 1856 on a platform of issues that the Democratic party caused For example the fraudulent territorial election in Kansas
For further research… Go to ushistory.org/gop/origins.htm
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