Adventures in Research: The Grand Old Party

Posted by ractrose on 11 Jul 2017 in Nonfiction

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The Grand Old Party






From the NYT September 29, 1880 “Grand Rally at Warren”

General Ulysses S. Grant, a man of many scandals, was no longer President of the U.S. (as of March, 1877), but continued as a party campaigner. On behalf of Republican candidate James A. Garfield, he gave a speech in Warren, Ohio. In his speech, he had these words to say about the Republican party:


“The Republican Party is a party of progress and of liberality toward its opponents. It encourages the poor to strive to better their condition, the ignorant to educate their children, to enable them to compete successfully with their more fortunate associates, and, in fine, it secures an entire equality before the law of every citizen, no matter what his race, nationality, or previous condition. It tolerates no privileged class.”


(Original post dated October 17. 2014)


Newspaper clipping on woman's suffrage



Newspaper clipping on Democrats when they could be called the "White Man's Party"



“Washington is Republican” Golden Valley Chronicle, ND, 18 November 1910

Woman suffrage amendment and local option endorsed

Temperance was the party’s strong plank in the heyday of the Republican machine; women were likely to vote for it, therefore the woman suffrage and temperance movements boosted each other.


“To the Democratic White Men” Daily Gazette, DE, 9 December 1874

…the opposition party to the Democratic White Man’s party, is composed of all the colors of the human race, and all the isms and factions…




The Grand Old Party

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