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The GOP, or Grand Old Party, is another name for the Republican Party, one of the two major political parties in the United States. It was founded in 1854 by a few different groups of people: former Whigs and Free Soilers, modernists, and anti-slavery activists. The party got its name after Republicanism, which was a common value during the American Revolution. The GOP stands by conservative values, capitalism, stronger national defense, and deregulation. Overall, there have been 19 Republican presidents throughout American history.