The Republican Party is a major political party in the United States. Born out of the antislavery movement of the mid-nineteenth century, the party has changed its political philosophy over the years from one supporting active and expansionist federal policies to one that embraces individual rights and limited government. In the twenty-first century, the Republican Party has taken a more conservative stance in contrast to the liberal values of its main rival, the Democratic Party.
The roots of the Republican Party date back to the early nineteenth century and the ongoing fight over slavery in the United States. As the United States expanded westward, Congress tried to legislate which states would be admitted as free states or slave states by...Read more