Asked in History of the United States
History of the United States
Republicans adopted what name to attract votes of War Democrats and Border state Unionists in 1864?
Asked in Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial
What was Abraham Lincoln's political party?
Abraham Lincoln was a Republican when he ran for President . In fact, he was the first Republican elected to the Presidency. Before the Republican Party was formed, he was a Whig (1832-1854). In 1864, the national Republican Party changed its name to National Union Party in order to attract pro war Democrats and border state unionists who would not vote for a Republican. ...
Asked in Politics and Government, Atheism
What percentage of atheists claim to be a Democrat?
This is a difficult question to answer, because the data do not support a simple "Democrats are X and Republicans are Y" interpretation. There are some politicians who like to link "atheism" and "Democrats" (usually this claim is linked with the claim that Republicans are much more religious and therefore better to vote for), but statistics show no firm correlation between political party and belief in a religion. In fact, there are atheists and agnostics in both parties. But you probably would not...
How does income educatin and age usually affect party affiliation?
At present, the Republicans tend to attract more high-income members. Education is more complicated. College professors tend to favor the Democratic party, I think. Medical doctors lean toward the Republicans. People with the least education probably tend to vote for the Democrats because they tend to be the most reliant on social services which the Democrats traditionally favor. I think age is not much of a factor- people tend to pick a party and stay with it. Nothing is fixed- the party...
Where did the word hi come from?
There was an old English word 'hei' a word used to attract attention, which later became 'hiya'. There is also a reference to a word used by the Kansan Indians which was adopted into American English ...
Asked in Flower Gardening
What do large flowers with brightly colored petals attract?
They attract bees and can attract other bugs