1854 – The Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI. About 50 slavery opponents began the new political group.

The Whig Party, which had been established in 1834 with an aim to oppose the tyranny of Andrew Jackson who was the president of the USA at the time, had proved ineffective in dealing with the slavery issue. So, in order to establish a new party that would prove effective in dealing with the crisis, four members of the Whig Party met in Ripon, Wisconsin on March 20, 1854

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