The Republican Party

Created in 1854, the Republican Party in the United States was founded by former members of the Whig Party, Free-Soil Party, Know-Nothing Party, along with some Northern Democrats. The founders became united in opposition of each of their party’s conciliatory attitude on the slavery issue. In 1856, John Charles Fremont became the first Republican presidential candidate. The first Republican elected to the presidency was Abraham Lincoln in 1860.

Since the 1856 founding of the Republican Party through 2008, Republican presidents have governed for 85 years in total compared to 67 years for Democratic presidents.

As of August 2009, the United States Senate was comprised of 40 Republicans, 58 Democrats and 2 Independents. In the House of Representatives, there were 178 Republicans and 256 Democrats, along with one vacancy from California’s 10th congressional district.

As of January 2009, there were roughly 55 million registered Republican voters in America compared to approximately 72 million Democrats and 42 million registered Independents.

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The Democratic Party

The GOP BIG LIE Technique

In 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt described a technique used by Republicans where they don’t use a small falsehood; always a big one, for its very fantastic nature would make it more credible – if only you keep repeating it over and over and over again.

The Democratic Party, a Brief History

The United States Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the world. Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party in 1792 as a congressional caucus to fight for the Bill of Rights. In 1798, the “party of the common man” was officially named the Democratic-Republican Party. In 1800, Jefferson became the first Democratic elected President of the United States. The name “Democratic Party” became common by the mid-1830s.

Since its founding in 1798, Democratic presidents have governed for 67 years in total compared to 85 years for Republican presidents.

In the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans won the majority in the House of Representatives. Democrats retained the Senate but their numbers were reduced from the previous Congress.

As of August 2012 the United States Senate was comprised of 51 Democrats, 47 Republicans, and 2 Independents who caucus with Democrats. In …

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Barack Obama Profile

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii USA. His name Barack means ‘one who is blessed’ in Swahili. His father, Barack Obama, Sr., was from Kenya and died in an automobile accident in 1982. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was born in Wichita, Kansas and died in 1995 of ovarian cancer.

Obama attended Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981. He then transferred to Columbia University, in New York City, graduating from Columbia in 1983. Obama worked in New York in a corporate position for a year. He then became a community organizer in Harlem for a year. In 1985, Obama moved to Chicago to work for a church-based social services organization.

Barack Obama applied for and was accepted to Harvard Law School, one of the top three law schools in the U.S. At Harvard, he became president of the Harvard Law Review. He was the first African American to serve in that post. Barack Obama graduated magna cum laude in 1991.

While at Harvard, Obama took a job as a summer associate …

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