Today is the first day of the 2016 Republican Party’s Convention in Cleveland, Ohio where they will select their nominee for president and also set the course for the party for the next four years. Given this big event, today is a good day to share this episode of the Backstory podcast on the History of the Republican Party.
The GOP: A History of the Republican Party
Description: Donald Trump has clinched the Republican party presidential nomination, and some political pundits wonder if his nomination represents a watershed for the GOP. On this episode of BackStory, we unpack the origins, evolution, and reinvention of the Grand Old Party. From its birth in 1854 by anti-slavery activists in the North, to the party of small government and low taxes, we look at how the Republican party has reinvented itself at various points in its history.