Through illustrations and activities, The Republican Party coloring and activity book aims to inform its readers about the United States’ Republican Party and its ideals and values. This book is in no way a political endorsement for the Republican Party or any members therein. This book would make a perfect tool for classroom units on elections or any history class covering the Republican Party.
All of Us Equal:
In 1861, the Civil War erupted, lasting four grueling years. During the war, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. The Republicans of the day worked to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery; the Fourteenth Amendment, which guaranteed equal protection under the laws; and the Fifteenth, which helped secure voting rights for African-Americans.
The Republican Party also played a leading role in securing women the right to vote. In 1896, the Republican Party was the first major political party to support women’s suffrage. When the Nineteenth Amendment finally was added to the Constitution, 26 of the 36 state legislatures that had voted to ratify it were under Republican control. It was by hardworking Republican hands that color and gender barriers were first demolished in America.
Free From Oppression:
Republicans believe individuals, not government, can make the best decisions; all people are entitled to equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home. For all of the extraordinary leaders the Party has produced throughout its rich history, Republicans understand that everyday people in all 50 states and territories remain the heart and soul of the Republican Party.
Abolition, free speech, women’s suffrage — these were all caused the Republican Party adopted early on. So, too, were reducing the size of government, streamlining bureaucracy, and returning power to individual states. With a core belief in the primacy of individuals, the Republican Party, since its inception, has been at the forefront of the fight for individuals; rights in opposition to a large, intrusive government.