The Evolution of the Republican Party from 1854-Present: What Changed and What Stayed the Same by Benjamin J. Wozniczka

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The Evolution of the Republican Party from 1854-Present: What Changed and What Stayed the Same by Benjamin J. Wozniczka

Subject

Politics and Government

Description

The Republican Party, also known as the Grand Old Party (GOP), has evolved substantially since the party's formation in 1854. Its ideological structure has been adjusted several times over the course of history which can be broken down into four eras: the Liberal Era, the Transition Era, the Conservative Era, and the Modern Era. This research will include a brief historical overview of each era, a discussion on how the ideological fabric of the GOP changed from one era to the next, a special focus on four key Republican presidents (Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Donald Trump), and an examination of the three key American values that define the party: adherence to morality, individualism, and nationalism. These values have remained consistent in the party over the course of its existence and continue to connect the Republican Party of yesterday to the Republican Party of today.

Creator

Benjamin J. Wozniczka

Source

Senior Showcase Oral presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 17, 2018

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Format

pdf

Identifier

Major: Politics and Government
New London, WI
POL 501-502: Senior Seminar

Files

Thesis paper- Ben W..pdf

Citation

Benjamin J. Wozniczka, “The Evolution of the Republican Party from 1854-Present: What Changed and What Stayed the Same by Benjamin J. Wozniczka,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed October 17, 2018, https://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/79.

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