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20 Of the Greatest Moments In the History Of the Republican Party

Carl31 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 2:44 AM
While much of the history here is correct, I take exception to the claim that it was Republican leadership that brought down the Soviet Union. That system was declining for decades. When I was in college in the early 1980s, my Russian history class kept returning to the question of how much longer until it just collapses. This was early in Reagan's first term, and an ordinary undergraduate history class (albeit with an outstanding professor) knew that it was doomed. Reagan and G.H.W. Bush simply happened to be in office when it finally happened.
After focusing on 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party last week, it seems appropriate to point out some of the greatest moments of the Republican Party.

1) Emancipation Proclamation (1863): The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, issued an order freeing all slaves in the confederacy.

2) End of the Civil War (1865): Abe Lincoln guides the north to victory in the Civil War and reunites the nation.

3) Women's right to vote (1872): Republicans Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton write the text of the 19th Amendment,...