What was the Democratic Republican Party

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The Republican Party, which was founded on March 20, 1854 in a small town in the US state of Wisconsin, campaigned for the abolition of slavery and risked the split in the USA because the southern states wanted to prevent this by all means.

The Democratic Party at the time was in favor of maintaining slavery and racial discrimination. Over time, these signs have turned into the exact opposite - because under Donald Trump the Republicans have become a party of isolating and rejecting immigrants.

You hear in One Hour History:

  • The book author Thomas Greven describes the beginnings of the republican party.
  • Ronald Gerste has written a biography of Abraham Lincoln and introduces us to the 16th US President and founder of modern America, who opposed slavery and preserved the unity of the United States after the Civil War.
  • Deutschlandfunk correspondent Thilo Kößler describes the situation of the Republicans since Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the USA.
  • Deutschlandfunk Nova history expert Matthias von Hellfeld reports on the political and economic situation in the USA in the middle of the 19th century.
  • Deutschlandfunk-Nova author Kristin Mockenhaupt dealt with the beginnings of the Republicans in 1854 and the people who founded the party.

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  • Processing: slave descendants should be preferred | Georgetown University apologizes to the descendants of 272 slaves it sold in 1838 to pay debts. She also wants to offer them certain advantages when studying.