United States Political Party: Republicans

Republicans are members of the Republican Political Party in the United States. It is one of the two largest political parties in the country. The party was founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854 and was called the Grand Old Party (or GOP) at that time. The party believes in American conservatism and is considered to be Center Right. 

Some of the beliefs and groups that the party includes are fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, neoconservatives, moderates, and libertarians. The party has also historically advocated classical liberalism, paleoconservatism, and progressivism.

The republicans believe that affirmative action for women is a kind of discrimination and therefore do not support the same. They have been infamous for supporting the death penalty to a much larger extent than any other political party in the country. A large number of faith based initiatives have been started under republicans and at the time when they are in power. 

A large majority of republicans are pro-life and therefore condemn abortion on the basis of religion and humanity. They have also been known to oppose the inclusion and acceptance of a male-male relationship as a marriage.

Historically, the republicans have always been opposed to intervention in foreign wars and policies. Woodrow Wilson’s intervention and the World War and the attempt to create a League of Nations and the intervention in World War II (till they were attacked at the Pearl Harbor) were areas that the republicans opposed vehemently.

Some of the known republicans in US the political scene, include Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. 


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