The History of the Republican Party

Heading into the 2016 Republican National Convention, we thought it would be a good time to do a quick history of the GOP, from its origins before the Civil War through the elections of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan. And where does that elephant symbol come from, anyway? (And watch for our history of the Democratic Party next week, just in time for the Democratic National Convention!)

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