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The Republican party is also known as the Grand Ole Party.

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What current political party is sometimes called the Grand old Party?

The Republican Party is also known as the Grand Old Party (GOP).

What was the Congressional Makeup Since 2000?

2000 GOP 2002 GOp 2004

Why did the stars on republican elephant change?

because the people running the republican party now are occultists. check out bohemian grove, skull & bones, etc --- all occult symbols, just as the upside-down five-pointed star is an occult symbol. check out: for the investigation into the upside down stars on GOP elephant

What effect did the great depression have on American political parties?

The Republicans, led by President Herbert Hoover, were voted resoundingly from office. Franklin Roosevelt was elected to the first of four terms as president, and he immediately started a series of jobs programs designed to get people working by improving the country's infrastructure. The Hoover Dam and Grand Coolee Dam were built, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) electrified the TN area, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) opened national parks, the Golden Gate Bridge and George Washington Bridges were built. The result was a hardening of battle lines in which the Dems were considered to be pro-workers, and the GOP considered pro-big business.

Why do people believe that Democratic Party was against slavery?

Probably because in modern times the Democratic Party is the US political party that has advocated for the cause of black people. This has been reflected in the fact that since 1936 black people have overwhelmingly voted Democratic, and it seems they know who their friends are. All Civil Rights legislation since before WWII has been the product of a Democratic US congress. After the Democratic Party passed the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act in the mid 1960s, many white southerners deserted the Democratic Party, abandoning their allegiance of a century which had meant the "solid south", reliably Democratic, and in retaliation for this legislation perceived as "pro BlacK" went over to the Republican Party (an act which would have horrified their Confederate ancestors) in such numbers that the south has remained Republican since. Blacks had stayed with the "Party of Lincoln" through 1932, despite the fact that the Republican Party ignored their plight, and despite the shameful abandonment of blacks by the Republicans during and since the corrupt bargain of 1876, where the Democrats acquiesced in the blatant thievery and the stealing of the 1876 election by the Republicans, in return for which the Republicans agreed to end Reconstruction and thus abandoned the freed blacks to their fate in the Jim Crow south. This is how Rutherford B. Hayes, "Rutherfraud", "His Fraudulency" became president instead of the man people had actually elected, Samuel Tilden. So Hayes succeeded the utterly corrupt Republican Grant administration and the gravy train stayed on the tracks for the GOP. A better question might be why do people believe the Republican Party was against slavery? All abolitionists were Republicans, it is true, but only a very tiny fraction of the Republican Party were abolitionists. Lincoln went to war to "preserve the Union" and that remained his stated and only goal through a year and a half of complete carnage and slaughter. Lincoln himself said in his first inaugural address that he had no purpose to interfere with slavery whatsoever, and did not think he had the authority to free any slaves, if he had the inclination to do so. Not long after Lincoln said "I would preserve the Union. If I could preserve the Union and free all the slaves, I would do that. If I could preserve the Union and free none of the slaves, I would do that. If I could preserve the Union and free some of the slaves, and leave the others undisturbed, I would also do that. But I would preserve the Union." After a year and a half of war Lincoln decided he DID have the authority to do something about slavery, but only as a military measure and in his capacity as commander in chief. Lincoln was a shrewd politician and understood that if he issued the Emancipation Proclamation this would make it impossible for the British and the French to intervene in the war on the side of the south, as they were on the verge of doing, which would have meant immediate victory for the south. After his Proclamation England and France would not intervene because they would not wish to be perceived as fighting for slavery. When it took effect, the Proclamation freed nobody, as it was only directed at those "areas still in rebellion" against the Lincoln government, which was of course the south, where Lincoln's authority to effect the freeing of the slaves did not exist. The Emancipation Proclamation, being an astute political move and not a glorious blast for freedom, freed none of the remaining slaves in the north nor in the border states, where Lincoln needed the political support of the slave owners, nor did it free the saves in areas of the south already overrun and under Union control. It did cause Lincoln's party to lose heavily in the mid-term election of 1862, after it was announced, and did cause a sharp increase in the number of deserters from the northern armies, of men who had been content to fight to preserve the United States but who were unwilling to die to free any slaves. Lincoln himself favored compensated emancipation - paying the slave owners for their loss - and resettling the freed slaves back in Africa. He told Frederick Douglas that he did not believe blacks and whites could live together.

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How much money did president Clinton leave the gop when he left office?

I think if Bill Clinton gave to a political party it would be to the party of which he is a member, the Democratic Party. GOP, or Grand Old Party, is a nickname of the Republican Party.

If GOP is the acronym for the nickname of the Republican Party what is the nickname of the Democratic Party?

The Democratic Party does not have a nickname analogous to "G.O.P."

GOP stand for what in the political party?

GOP, Grand Old Party, is used by the Republican Party.

What party is Gop a nickname for?

GOP (Grand Old Party) Republican. Wrong. says that is wrong.

What is the nickname of the Republican Party?

The Grand Old Party or GOP

Which political party is represented by the GOP?

GOP is an acronym for Grand Old Party.

What is the common nickname of the Republican Party?

The Grand old Party or GOP

What does GOP mean?

GOP is the abbreviation for "Grand Old Party," one of the older names for what is today called the Republican Party in the United States. This political party goes all the way back to the era of Abraham Lincoln, in the 1860s, and is still around today.

Which political party is called th GOP?


Does America have an elephant as a symbol?

No, the Republican Political party does. The Republican Political party is also called the Grand Old Party or GOP.

What is the gop of the US?

G.O.P. (Grand Old Party) refers to the Republican political party.

What is another name for the Republican Party?

The American Party was also known as by the nickname "Know Nothing Party". The nickname came about due to members secrecy in confirming membership in the party. When asked if they belonged, they were instructed to answer, "I know nothing. "