Republican Party history

Published On: Sep 27 2012 12:14:35 PM PDT   Updated On: Oct 18 2016 04:00:00 AM PDT

The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S., behind the Democratic Party. Take a look at a timeline of the key dates, events, leaders and policies that make up the history of the Republican Party.

Former President George W. Bush
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George W. Bush became president in 2001, 12 years after his father was first elected president.


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