July 6, 1854 – In Jackson, MI, the Republican Party held its first convention. They were formed be a party against slavery. Here is a Democratic poster in opposition.
Today, the parties have switched some platforms. The Democrat party does not attract extreme left-wing zealots, but the Republican party does attract a number of them within its ranks just to get votes and because some of them are anti-immigrants.
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