Republican National Committee

The Republican Party was born in the early 1850's by anti-slavery activists and individuals who believed that government should grant western lands to settlers free of charge.

The 2004 Republican Platform was adopted on August 30, 2004 by the delegates to the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York, New York.

A favorite of headline writers, GOP dates back to the 1870s and '80s. The abbreviation was cited in a New York Herald story on October 15, 1884; "' The G.O.P. Doomed,' shouted the Boston Post.... The Grand Old Party is in condition to inquire...."

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Republican National Committee


310 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003



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