The Republican Party, commonly referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party). The party is named after republicanism, the dominant value during the American Revolution. Founded by anti-slavery activists, modernists, ex-Whigs, and ex-Free Soilers in 1854, the Republicans dominated politics nationally and in the majority of northern States for most of the period between 1860 and 1932. The GOP is now in control of the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government.
There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first being Abraham Lincoln, who served from 1861 to 1865.
The Gwinnett County Republican Party is committed to promoting Republican ideals and principles from our founding, as well as recruiting and electing qualified candidates for public office, developing an effective grassroots organization that will motivate the electorate to vote and raise the funds necessary to complete these objectives.
Is there a difference between the political parties?