Civil war and reconstruction political Republican Party

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Republican Party – political party established in the United States in 1854 with the goal of keeping slavery out of the western territories.


Lincoln, Abraham-1st Republican President…President of the U.S.A./Union during the Civil War

Davis, Jefferson – President of the Confederate States of America.

Douglas, Frederick - Born a slave, but escaped in 1838 and went to Massachusetts He was an outspoken critic of slavery. When slavery was abolished he worked for the civil rights of Blacks, especially the right to vote.

*Brown, John – abolitionist who led a raid on a federal arsenal in Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. He was captured and hanged.

Lee, Robert E. – Confederate general in the Civil War, he surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.

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