Economic Ideas: Believe taxes shouldn't be increased for anyone (including the wealthy) and that wages should be set by the free market.
Stand on Military issues: Increased spending
Stand on gay marriage: Oppose (some Republicans disagree)
Stand on abortion: Should not be legal; oppose Roe v. Wade (some Republicans disagree)
Stand on Death penalty: A large majority of Republicans support the death penalty.
Social and human ideas: Based on individual rights and justice
Traditionally strong in states: Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas
Founded in: 1854
Senate Leader: Mitch McConnell
Chairperson: Reince Priebus
Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert C. ...view middle of the document...
The Republican Party became something to talk about when thousands of abolitionists came together at a convention in Jackson, Michigan. In 1856, the first Republican National Convention took place.
When the Republicans elected Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the fight against slavery became a winnable one. After the victory of the Civil War, the Republican Party dominated the national politics until 1932.
The Republican Party was so named to convey the commitment to the ‘inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’.
The Republicans have some objectives for the coming year, some of which include “encouraging the responsible production of nuclear power, clean coal, solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, as well as drilling for oil and natural gas in an environmentally responsible way”, “supporting common-sense reforms that will lower costs, ensure quality health care that Americans deserve, and end lawsuit abuse”, and aiding in the creation of “sensible business regulations that promote confidence in our economy among consumers, entrepreneurs and businesses alike”.
The Republican Party has not officially declared who their 2016 nominees for Presidency are, but some of the options include Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona, Former UN Ambassador John R. Bolton of Maryland, and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
The Republicans believe that the Federal Government should not have a large role in the lives of Americans. The majority favors lower taxes, and limited government spending. They prefer less federal intervention in the economy and business.
The Republicans believe that every individual is responsible to create his or her spot in society. The Government should allow every person to use the benefits of society for their families and themselves, but should not be involved unless society cannot effectively work at the level of individuals at that particular time. The Republican Party strongly believes in each individual working for himself to create his own destiny, and in maintaining the rights that are laid out in the Constitution.