THIS IS HOW AN ‘ANTI-SLAVERY CRUSADE’ LED TO THE CREATION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
August 27, 2012
In was in the 1800s that the modern-day Republican Party’s roots were set. In analyzing the movement’s history, a fact that is sometimes overlooked is that anti-slavery sentiment and the overarching battle to extinguish the institution were at the center of the so-called Grand Old Party’s (GOP) platform.
In fact, it was this epic battle — one that threatened to split the United States of America into two parts — that very literally led to the political party’s formation.