Republican Party

Political party in the United States
social networks
Instagram icon
Twitter icon
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
logo image
March 20, 1854
Grand Old Party
Republican Party (United States)
United States Republican Party
native label
Republican Party (english)
short name
GOP (english)
Rep (romanian)
sRGB color hex triplet
headquarters location
Washington, D.C.
located at street address
310 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 (english)
postal code
official website
language of work or name
December 17, 2017
number of representatives in an organization/legislature
start time
January 11, 2019
legislative body
start time
January 3, 2019
Commons category
Republican Party (United States)
Commons gallery
Wikimedia Commons URL
member count
point in time
based on heuristic
determination method
point in time
based on heuristic
Wikinews URL
Wikipedia creation date
Wikipedia incoming links count
Wikipedia opening text
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party. The GOP was founded in 1854 by opponents of the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which allowed for the potential expansion of slavery into certain U.S. territories. The party supported classical liberalism, opposed the expansion of slavery, and supported economic reform. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president. Under the leadership of Lincoln and a Republican Congress, slavery was banned in the United States in 1865. The Party was generally dominant during the Third Party System and the Fourth Party System. After 1912, the Party underwent an ideological shift to the right. Following the successes of the Civil Rights Movement, the party appealed to anti-black racism, shifting its core political base to the Southern states. People living in rural areas, men, people without a college degree, the elderly, and white Americans are generally more likely to support the GOP. The 21st century Republican Party ideology is American conservatism, which incorporates both economic policies and social values. The GOP supports lower taxes, free market capitalism, restrictions on immigration, increased military spending, gun rights, restrictions on abortion, deregulation and restrictions on labor unions. After the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, the Republican Party opposed abortion in its party platform and grew its support among evangelicals. The GOP was strongly committed to protectionism and tariffs at its founding, but grew more supportive of free trade in the 20th century, although tariffs experienced a resurgence in the 21st century. There have been 19 Republican presidents (including incumbent president Donald Trump, who was elected in 2016), the most from any one political party. As of 2020, the GOP controls the presidency, a majority in the U.S. Senate, a majority of state governorships, a majority (30) of state legislatures, and 21 state government trifectas (governorship and both legislative chambers). Five of the nine sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices were nominated by Republican presidents.
Wikipedia redirect
United States/Republican Party
US Republican Party
Republican Party of the United States
United States Republican party
Grand Old Party
Republican (US)
U.S. Republican Party
United States Republic Party
Republican Party (US)
Republican party of the United States
American Republic Party
American Republican
U.S. Republican party
Us republican party
Republican Party United States
United states Republican party
Republican Party (USA)
United States Republican Party
Republicans (US)
Republican Party (U.S.)
Republican party (United States)
Republican Party US
Republican Party USA
Republican Party Elephant Logo
US Republican
Republican (United States)
Republican party (US)
United States Republican
United States of America Republican Party
Republican party (U.S.)
Republican Party(U.S.)
Republican (U.S.)
Republican Party, United States
Politics of us republican party
Us republican politics
US Republican party
Republican Party of America
Republican party of USA
Republican (USA)
Republicans (GOP)
Republican Party in the United States
Republican party in the United States
Republican elephant
Republican Party of the USA
The Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party (U.S.)
The Republican Party (USA)
The Republican Party (US)
G.O.P. (U.S.)
G.O.P. (US)
G.O.P. (U.S.A.)
G.O.P. (USA)
GOP (U.S.)
Grand Old Party (US)
Grand Old Party (USA)
Grand Old Party (U.S.)
Grand Old Party (United States)
GOP (United States)
G.O.P. (United States)
Republican Governor
Party of Lincoln
Social policies of the Republican Party
Republican Party (Untied States)
US republican party
American Republican Party
The party of Lincoln
Foreign policy positions of the Republican Party
Environmental policies of the United States Republican Party
Republican Party of the U.S.
Republican Party (United States of America)
Foreign policy of the Republican Party
Social policy of the Republican Party
Wikipedia URL
Wikiquote URL
BabelNet ID
Ballotpedia ID
Biblioteca Nacional de España ID
C-SPAN organization ID
Comic Vine ID
Dagens Nyheter topic ID
Encyclopædia Britannica Online ID
Facebook ID
Freebase ID
Giphy username
Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana ID
Great Russian Encyclopedia Online ID
Instagram username
Library of Congress authority ID
Quora topic ID
Twitter username
external links