Republican Party history

Published On: Sep 27 2012 12:14:35 PM PDT   Updated On: Oct 07 2014 02:30:32 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.

OTD September 14 - William McKinley
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William McKinley is elected President in 1897. The election of William McKinley in 1896 is widely seen as a resurgence of Republican dominance.

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