Republican Party

Where It All Began

Present Day Republican Party

The Republican Party we all know of today was founded in the 1850s when the crucial issue of the extension of slavery organized the parties. The Party's national organization was perfected at Pittsburgh in Feb. 1856. The Republican Party opposed the repeal of the Missouri Compromise and extension of slavery, denounced the Supreme Court's decision in the Dred Scott Case, and favored admission of Kansas as a free state.

What do we believe...

Social Issues

When it comes to social issues and human ideas, Republicans base their beliefs on individual rights and justice. They are typically opposed to gay marriage, support the right to bear arms, do not support abortion, and encourage personal responsibility as an individual.