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Republican Party

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John C. Fremont
Know-Nothing Party
• Whig Party

Definition: political party formed in 1854 out of the ashes out of the Know-Nothing and Whig parties. John C. Fremont was its first candidate, in 1856. Lincoln was its first successful candidate, in 1860.

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Facts and figures about the Grand Old Party.

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