Republican Party history

Published On: Sep 27 2012 12:14:35 PM PDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2014 03:40:06 PM 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.

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Most recently, John McCain and Sarah Palin concede the 2008 Presidential election.


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