Republican Party history

POSTED: 12:14 PM PDT September 27, 2012    UPDATED: 3:40 PM PDT October 31, 2014 

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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