Republican Party (United States)

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Modern:
American conservatism
Social conservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Economic liberalism
Libertarian conservatism
Historical:
Abolitionism
Classical liberalism

The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the Grand Old Party (GOP). The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S. political spectrum and is considered center-right, in contrast to the more "liberal" or "progressive" Democrats.

The Republican Party has the second most registered voters as of 2004 with 55 million, encompassing roughly one-third of the electorate.[1] In the 112th Congress following the 2010 elections, the Republican Party will hold a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, a minority of seats in the Senate, the majority of governorships, as well as the majority of state legislatures, and control of one chamber in five states.

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