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The Republican Party, or Grand Old Party (GOP), is one of the two major political parties within the United States of America. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the first President to represent the Republican party and allowed the Republicans to regain control of Congress. Beginning in the Northern states, the party preserved the Union and promoted the abolishment of slavery and provided equal rights to all men. The Republican Party was founded by anti-slavery advocates and other conservatives.