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  • The Republican Party was first founded to free the slaves. Its first President was Abraham Lincoln.

  • President Lincoln signed the legislation protecting Yosemite Valley in 1864 - the first area preserved as a national park in history. In 1872, President Grant (another Republican) protected Yellowstone, thus starting our entire National Park system.

  • Republicans were at the forefront of the American Woman's Suffrage and Civil Rights movements. They also elected the first woman senator and black congressman and Hispanic California Governor.

  • President Reagan appointed the first woman to the Supreme Court.

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