History of the Republican Party (1854-2016)

To understand the context of Republican voters settling on Donald Trump, let’s take a look at the history of the GOP. The Grand Old Party was formed by antislavery forces in the 1850’s. Back then, the Republican party was actually the progressive party in American politics. The first Republican President was Abraham Lincoln, who was […]

How Did The U.S. End Up With A Two-Party System?

We’re here at YouTube Studios at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Tonight Hillary Clinton will accept the nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate. A lot of voters, upset with the Democratic pick, are calling for a third party option. But in the last 163 years, the president has been either a Democrat or […]

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