Republican Party

Date Event
Coles Bashford sworn in as Republican governor of Wisconsin
The 34th Congress opens in Washington, DC
The Republican Party holds its first national meeting
The Republican Party convention opens in Philadelphia
First Republican Governor of Illinois inaugurated
Lincoln holds meeting regarding 1860 election
Senator Seward gives his famous "irrepressible conflict" speech in Rochester, New York
New Hampshire Republicans hold their state nominating convention
The Connecticut Republican Party Convention meets in New Haven
Senator Seward sails for Europe on a mission to "recruit his health" and study "Old World" institutions
The Republican Party is organized in Kansas at a Convention in Osawatomie
Republican Governor Alexander Randall re-elected in Wisconsin
Republicans sweep Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's municipal elections
Cassius Clay speaks for more than three hours from the Capitol steps in Frankfort, Kentucky
Thirty-ninth ballot in the election for Speaker sees John Sherman fall behind for the first time
John W. Forney returns as Clerk of the House, this time as a Republican
- Pennsylvania Opposition Party Convention nominates Cameron for President and Curtin for Governor
Wisconsin Republicans support William Seward for President
Ohio Republicans meet in Columbus and select Senator Chase as their choice for President
John Wentworth once again becomes mayor of Chicago
Massachusetts Republicans make William H. Seward their first choice for President
Abraham Lincoln rallies Connecticut Republicans in a strong evening speech at Norwich
House of Representatives passes the Homestead Bill
Nebraska Republicans dominate election for delegates to the territorial constitutional convention
William H. Bissell becomes the first Illinois governor to die in office
Republicans sweep state elections in Connecticut
In Virginia, Prince William County Republicans meet to choose delegates for the state convention in Wheeling
New York State Republican Convention selects William H. Seward as its choice for President
Maryland Republicans hold their state convention in Baltimore amidst hostile crowds
The Virginia Republican State Convention meets in Wheeling, Virginia
- Illinois Republicans hold their state convention in Decatur and nominate Richard Yates for governor
The U.S. Senate passes its version of the Homestead Bill
Female correspondent covers the Chicago Convention of the Republican Party
- Republican National Convention meets in Chicago, Illinois
In Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln is formally offered the Republican Party nomination for President
In Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln formally accepts the Republican nomination for President
Pennsylvania Republicans meet in Harrisburg and Philadelphia to ratify the recent nominations in Chicago
Virginia Republican arrested for circulating anti-southern literature
In Detroit, Michigan Republicans endorse the Chicago nominations and choose Austin Blair for governor
President Buchanan vetoes the Homestead Bill of 1860
Vermont Republican Convention meets in Rutland and nominates Erastus Fairbanks for governor
Ohio Republican congressional candidate leaves party over platform plank on immigrant voting
Prominent New York American Party politician James O. Putnam endorses Abraham Lincoln
At a Lincoln rally in New York City, Horace Greeley woos former Whig and American Party voters
From Missouri, Carl Schurz writes to his wife of his success in winning German-born voters to the Republican side
Nebraska Republicans hold their territorial convention at Plattsmouth
Giant Republican rally in Springfield, Illinois
Governor Banks of Massachusetts declines re-nomination for a second term
In Vermont, Republicans win state-wide elections
Senator W.H. Seward speaks in Detroit on a campaign swing for Republicans in Michigan
Another huge Republican rally, this time in Jersey City, New Jersey
Republicans sweep the Maine state-wide elections
Four thousand "Wide Awake" club members march in a torch-lit parade through Albany, New York
Rhode Island Republican Convention held in Providence
Senator Seward campaigns for the Republican Party in St. Joseph, Missouri
In New York City, Republican "Wide Awakes" brawl with Bell supporters on Broadway
In New York City, 12,000 Republican "Wide-Awakes" march in a huge torch-lit night parade
William H. Seward continues his stumping tour for Republicans in Cleveland, Ohio
Republicans sweep to victory in state-wide elections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, and Minnesota
New York City's veterans of the War of 1812 meet and declare for Lincoln and the Republicans
Abraham Lincoln votes in Springfield, Illinois at 3:30PM and waits for election news at a local telegraph office
Governor Buckingham re-elected as Republicans once again sweep state elections in Connecticut
In New Jersey, the state capital Trenton elects its first Republican mayor
Republican governors Andrew of Massachusetts and Ramsey of Minnesota easily re-elected
In Sacramento, Republican railway builder Leland Stanford becomes the eighth governor of California
Senatorial caucus meets to discuss Cabinet crisis
In Concord, Republican railway executive Joseph Gilmore is sworn in as governor of New Hampshire
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Springfield Illinois Journal, "Fusion," August 31, 1854
David Davis to Julius Rockwell, March 4, 1855
Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 10, 1856
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “N. C. University,” October 13, 1856
Washington (DC) National Era, “The Republican Platform,” January 1, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, "The Future Judged by the Past," January 1, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, "Black Republicanism in Missouri," January 1, 1857
New York Times, “Message of Gov. Hamlin, of Maine,” January 9, 1857
Lincoln's Notes for Speech at Chicago, February 28, 1857
New York Times, “How a Gentleman is Appreciated by Proslavery Fanatics,” March 18, 1857
Frederick Douglass to Gerrit Smith, April 20, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “A Fire-Eater’s Meditation on the St. Louis Emancipation Victory,” April 23, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, "The Southern Press," April 30, 1857
New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “The New Nullification,” May 2, 1857
Abraham Lincoln to Charles D. Gilfillan, May 9, 1857
New York Times, “Republican Planks,” June 10, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “A Mistake,” August 13, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, "The Union," October 15, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Collapse of Abolitionists,” October 22, 1857
Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 28, 1857
Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, January 3, 1858
Israel Washburn to James Shepard Pike, March 16, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Result in the House," April 7, 1858
New York Times, “Senator Douglas and the Republicans of Illinois,” June 8, 1858
Raleigh (NC) Register, “The Northern Democracy Split to Pieces,” June 23, 1858
(St. Louis) Missouri Republican, "An Affair of Colored Moonshine," July 4, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Senator Crittenden,” July 8, 1858
Milwaukie (WI) Sentinel, "Douglas in the South," July 20, 1858
Thomas C. Sharp to Ozias Mather Hatch, August 11, 1858
Abraham Lincoln to Joseph O. Cunningham, August 22, 1858
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Faithful Witness,” August 27, 1858
New York Times, “The Union Meeting at the Cooper Institute,” September 8, 1858
New York Times, “Fusion in the City,” October 4, 1858
Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “A Great Ado about Nothing,” October 19, 1858
Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, "Divided We Fall," October 25, 1858
Chester P. Dewey to Abraham Lincoln, October 30, 1858
(St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “The Antagonism Between Slave and Free States,” November 4, 1858
(St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “General Blair,” November 9, 1858
New York Herald, “The Union of the Opposition Factions,” December 10, 1858
Recollection of Jesse W. Fell, Conversation with Abraham Lincoln in early 1859
Memphis (TN) Appeal, “The Plans of the Opposition for 1860,” January 9, 1859
New York Herald, “The Presidential Question,” January 24, 1859
Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “A Candid Southern Opinion,” January 31, 1859
New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “Letter from Washington,” February 6, 1859
New York Times, “The Political Future,” February 26, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Br. [Mr.] Buchanan and the Democratic Party,” March 7, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Union of the South,” March 9, 1859
Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “Slavery in New Mexico,” March 17, 1859
William A. Ross to Abraham Lincoln, March 18, 1859
Abraham Lincoln to William A. Ross, March 26, 1859
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Republicans,” March 29, 1859
(Omaha) Nebraskian, “Ossowatamie [Osawatomie] Brown,” April 2, 1859
New York Herald, “The Late Scattering Elections,” April 6, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Beginning of the Presidential Campaign,” April 7, 1859
New York Herald, “The Next Presidential Election,” April 10, 1859
Thomas J. Pickett to Abraham Lincoln, April 13, 1859
Memphis (TN) Appeal, “The Democracy and Non-Intervention,” April 13, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Correspondence of the Mercury," April 15, 1859
New York Times, “The Massachusetts Two Years’ Amendment,” April 20, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln in New York,” April 21, 1859
Abraham Lincoln to Salmon Portland Chase, April 30, 1859
New York Herald, “A Foreigner View of Black Republicanism,” May 1, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “A Cavil,” May 10, 1859
New York Times, “Amendment to the Massachusetts State Constitution,” May 11, 1859
New York Times, “A Slave State on the Pacific,” May 13, 1859
Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Canisius, May 17, 1859
Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel,“The Massachusetts Two Years’ Amendment,” May 24, 1859
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “You Don’t Know the People of Ohio,” May 25, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Republicanism in Virginia,” June 7, 1859
Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “William H. Seward,” June 18, 1859
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Folly,” July 25, 1859
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “What is thought at the North of the New Ultimatum,” August 15, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Open Declaration of Hostilities,” August 31, 1859
William T. Bascom to Abraham Lincoln, September 1, 1859
Peter Zinn to Abraham Lincoln, September 2, 1859
Abraham Lincoln to Peter Zinn, September 6, 1859
Russell Errett to Abraham Lincoln, September 13, 1859
M. A. Northrop to Abraham Lincoln, September 14, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Abr. Lincoln,” September 14, 1859
Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Mr. Lincoln in Ohio,” September 19, 1859
Abraham Lincoln to Salmon Portland Chase, September 21, 1859
Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Beloit, Wisconsin, October 1, 1859
New York Herald, “The Chevalier Forney Slackening Fire,” October 2, 1859
Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Corwin, October 9, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Where will they Go?,” October 17, 1859
Charles H. Ray to Abraham Lincoln, October 20, 1859
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Good Out of Evil," October 27, 1859
New York Herald, “Political Excitement on the Rise,” October 30, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "A Game that Will Not Win," October 31, 1859
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Political Effect," October 31, 1859
Abraham Lincoln to William E. Frazer, November 1, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Tenderly Sensitive," November 3, 1859
Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Mechanicsburg, Illinois, November 4, 1859
Fayetteville (NC) Observer,“Another Ray of Light,” November 7, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Democratic Party and Old Brown,” November 8, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Untitled," November 10, 1859
William E. Frazer to Abraham Lincoln, November 12, 1859
Fayetteville (NC) Observer,"Old Brown," November 14, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "The Plea Will Not Avail Them," November 17, 1859
San Francisco (CA) Bulletin, “Organization of the United States House of Representatives,” December 7, 1859
William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, December 12, 1859
Hartford (CT) Courant, "Untitled,” December 14, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Northern Sentiment,” December 19, 1859
New York Herald, “Seward Nominated for the Presidency by the Abolitionists,” December 25, 1859
Alonzo J. Grover to Abraham Lincoln, January 9, 1860
Washington (DC) National Era, "Prohibition of Slavery in Nebraska," January 19, 1860
Boston (MA) Herald, “Telegraph to the Herald,” January 24, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press & Tribune, “Who are the Disorganizers?,” January 31, 1860
Boston (MA) Herald, "Where Shall They Go?," February 1, 1860
Horace White to Abraham Lincoln, February 10, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Sedition Laws,” February 14, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Harper’s Ferry Inquisition,” February 15, 1860
New York Times, “Manufacturing Martyrs,” February 16, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Fraudulent Voting,” February 28, 1860
New York Herald, “Trouble among the Republican President Makers,” February 28, 1860
New York Times, “Helper’s Book and the Republicans,” March 2, 1860
Newark (OH) Advocate, “The Chicago Convention,” March 2, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Abraham Lincoln’s Speech,” March 2, 1860
Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “Mr. Douglas’s Bid,” March 5, 1860
(Jackson) Mississippian, “Republicanism Defined,” March 6, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Lesson for the South,” March 9, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Pair of Smart Politicians,” March 14, 1860
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Untitled,” March 15, 1860
New York Times, “Newspapers without Labels,” March 22, 1860
William Wilkins to James Watson Webb, March 26, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Specimen Preacher,” April 2, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Wide-Awakes,” April 4, 1860
Newark (OH) Advocate, “Waking Up to Their Danger,” April 20, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Wigwam,” April 25, 1860
San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “Seward the Republican Nominee,” April 25, 1860
Newark (OH) Advocate, “‘Old Judge McLean’,” April 27, 1860
Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The Wide Awakes,” May 4, 1860
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Charleston Convention,” May 12, 1860
- Recollection by Henry C. Whitney, Republican National Convention, May 16-18, 1860
- Recollection by Murat Halstead, Republican National Convention, May 16-18, 1860
Abraham Lincoln's Endorsement on the Margin of the Missouri Democrat, May 17, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Convention Week in Chicago," May 17, 1860
Joshua Reed Giddings to Abraham Lincoln, May 19, 1860
Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “The Chicago Convention,” May 21, 1860
(Jackson) Mississippian, “Kansas in the Senate,” May 23, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln as He Is,” May 23, 1860
Abraham Lincoln to George Ashmun, May 23, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Going – Going – Gone!,” May 24, 1860
Newark (OH) Advocate, “Lincoln and Hamlin,” May 25, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The New York Sun on Lincoln,” May 28, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Mr. Lincoln's Committals,” May 28, 1860
Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, May 30, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln’s Hold on the Working-Men,” May 30, 1860
Chillicothe (OH) Scioto Gazette, “Can Locofocos Explain It?,” June 5, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Lincoln at the South,” June 7, 1860
Richard W. Thompson to Abraham Lincoln, June 12, 1860
New York Herald, “Commencement of Republican Cabinet Making,” June 12, 1860
(Jackson) Mississippian, “Violations of the Constitution,” June 15, 1860
John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, June 18, 1860
George Ashmun to Abraham Lincoln, June 18, 1860
Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, June 19, 1860
James O. Putnam to Leonard Swett, copied in Swett to Abraham Lincoln, July 1860
Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “A Quiet Campaign,” July 2, 1860
Ripley (OH) Bee, “The John Brown Investigation,” July 5, 1860
Richard W. Thompson to Abraham Lincoln, July 6, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Political Dodge,” July 10, 1860
John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, July 11, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Republican Paper Destroyed and Its Editor Driven from Town,” July 13, 1860
John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, July 17, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “An Important Change,” July 19, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “What the South Really Fears,” July 25, 1860
(Jackson) Mississippian, “Black Republicanism Defined,” July 25, 1860
Jole Johnson to Abraham Lincoln, July 27, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Mobbing Business,” July 28, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Wide Awakes,” August 1, 1860
New York Herald, “Trouble Among the Republicans,” August 5, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “McKinney and Blunt,” August 8, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Three Southern Frights,” August 13, 1860
New York Herald, “'Honest Old Abe' and His Cabinet,” August 14, 1860
Ripley (OH) Bee, "Let Us Frighten Them," August 16, 1860
New York Herald, “Interruption of a Political Meeting,” August 26, 1860
Newark (OH) Advocate, “Is Lincoln an Abolitionist?,” August 31, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Two-Edged Sword,” September 3, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “As Was Expected,” September 18, 1860
Chillicothe (OH) Scioto Gazette, “The Difference,” September 25, 1860
(Jackson) Mississippian, "Black Republican Bible," September 26, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing,” September 29, 1860
New York Times, “The Wide-Awake Parade,” October 3, 1860
New York Herald, “Won't Submit to Lincoln,” October 8, 1860
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Terrors of Submission," October 11, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Attack on the Wide Awakes of Wheeling, Va.,” October 17, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Wide Awakes at Washington,” October 19, 1860
David Hunter to Abraham Lincoln, October 20, 1860
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Harper's Ferry Anniversary Celebration," October 22, 1860
New York Herald, “The Demonstration on Tuesday Night,” October 25, 1860
Edward Mattson to Abraham Lincoln, October 29, 1860
Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "Wide Awakes a Minute Men!," October 31, 1860
New York Times, "The Republicans and Slavery," November 5, 1860
Chicago (IL) Tribune, "Pro-Slavery Tricks," November 6, 1860
New York Times, "The Administration and Disunion," November 7, 1860
New York Herald, “Who are the Cooks in Pennsylvania?,” November 8, 1860
Newark (OH) Advocate, "Lincoln's Administration," November 9, 1860
John P. Sanderson to David Davis, November 12, 1860
(Jackson) Mississippian, “A Bugle Blast from Washington,” November 13, 1860
Charles Billinghurst to Abraham Lincoln, November 14, 1860
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Will They Do It?,” November 22, 1860
William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, November 23, 1860
Chicago (IL) Tribune, "The Prime Cause," December 8, 1860
New York Herald, “The Crisis and Its Solution,” December 10, 1860
New York Times, “The President’s Organ on the Crisis,” December 11, 1860
Newark (OH) Advocate, "Suffering in New York," December 21, 1860
Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Mr. Lincoln's Position,” December 24, 1860
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Republican Opposition to a Compromise," December 27, 1860
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “No Backing Down!,” December 29, 1860
Anonymous to Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1861
Newark (OH) Advocate, “Obtaining Votes Under False Pretences,” January 18, 1861
Israel Washburn Jr. to Abraham Lincoln, January 21, 1861
New York Herald, “Greeley for Senator, Why Not?,” February 3, 1861
Chicago (IL) Tribune, “How are the Mighty Fallen!,” February 4, 1861
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Thurlow Weed,” February 14, 1861
Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 15, 1861
Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Enforcement of the Laws,” February 24, 1861
New York Herald, “Should Mr. Chase Go Into the Cabinet?,” February 27, 1861
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "4th of March," March 4, 1861
New York Times, “A Bloody Programme,” March 6, 1861
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Abolitionists and Secessionists,” March 14, 1861
New York Herald, “Honor to Abolitionism Pure and Simple,” March 24, 1861
New York Herald, “The Republican Party and their Professions for the Poor,” March 31, 1861
Savannah (GA) News, “The Tribune on Virginia,” April 6, 1861
New York Times, “Slave Insurrections,” April 12, 1861
Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Another John Brown Raid,” April 16, 1861
Savannah (GA) News, “Mails to the South to be Cut Off,” April 20, 1861
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "What We Have To Expect," May 6, 1861
Savannah (GA) News, “Disinterested Black Republican Patriots,” May 22, 1861
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Abusing England,” May 27, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to Carl Schurz, November 10, 1862
New York Times, “The Military and the Civil Power,” June 13, 1863
Johnson to William H. Herndon, 1865-66
Selected Resolutions, Pennsylvania Republican Party Convention, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 7, 1866
Resolutions, Republican Party of Illinois in Convention, August 8, 1866, Springfield, Illinois
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Gienapp, William E. “Salmon P. Chase, Nativism, and the Formation of the Republican Party in Ohio.” Ohio History 93 (Winter-Spring 1984): 5-39. View Record
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Hansen, Stephen, and Paul Nygard. "Abraham Lincoln and the Know Nothing Question, 1854-1859." Lincoln Herald 94, no. 2 (1992): 61-72. View Record
Helper, Hinton Rowan. Compendium of the Impending Crisis of the South. New York: A. B. Burdick, 1860. View Record
Holt, Michael F. Forging a Majority: The Formation of the Republican Party in Pittsburgh, 1848-1860. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969. View Record
Holt, Michael F. The Political Crisis of the 1850s. New York: W W Norton & Company, 1983. View Record
Isely, Jeter A. Horace Greeley and the Republican Party, 1853-61: A Study of the New York Tribune. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1947. View Record
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