History, evolution, and platform
The Republican party lost a lot favor in the publics eye because of the great depression. A Republican president, Herbert Hoover, was in office when the economy crashed and took a lot of the blame for the crash. Hoover also took the blame with his "rugged individualism" after the crash. FDR's new deal became a topic of dispute for the party, the old right didn't like it. Eisenhower attempted to moderate the party but was unsuccessful. That section slowly became the conservative party that we have today.
Last Republican president from 2001-2009. Only won popular vote in 2004.
Very popular president at the beginning of the 20th century. Where "Teddy Bear" came from.
The previously mentioned president and served from 1953 to 1961.