The History of the Republican Party
Title: The History of the Republican Party
Genre: History, War & Politics
Publisher: The Republican National Committee, Washington, D.C.
Format: Softcover booklet, staple-bound
Opening Sentence: “The Republican Party was organized more than a century ago in a spontaneous revolt against the spread of slavery.”
Random Passage: “Theodore Roosevelt’s choice in 1908 as his successor was William Howard Taft, his Secretary of War, who was elected handily over Bryan. Taft called a special session of Congress to fulfill the pledge of tariff revision in the Republican platform, and the Payne-Aldrich tariff revision in the Republican platform, and the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act of 1909 resulted. This reduced some rates, but there was general dissatisfaction with it, even on the part of some Republicans, and the Democrats captured control of the House in 1910.”
Notes: The first 102 years of the Republican party are encapsulated in this fairly straightforward booklet, likely printed as Dwight D. Eisenhower was campaigning for his second term as President. Notable quote from the booklet’s chapter on Eisenhower’s first two years in office: “In dealing with people, the administration was liberal: The Department of Health, Education and Welfare was established, the first new executive department in forty years. Social Security was extended to more than 10 million additional persons, and unemployment compensation to 4 million. Federal grants to the states for hospital construction and rehabilitation of the disabled were increased.”