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  1. Why were the Republicans so dominant from 1896 – 1912?

  2. Republican History • Formed 1854, anti-slavery. • Led by Abraham Lincoln. • After 1865 gradually moved away from liberal traditions. • Not united, but kept divisions hidden. • Local interests most important.

  3. Democrats History • Claims to be oldest party, 1796. • Defeated in Civil War 1861 - 1865. • Deep divisions. • Dependant on resentment of white Southerners.

  4. Republican Strengths • Growth of conservative, big business influence • Mark Hanna • Coal, iron, shipping and banking. • Invested own money and raised huge sums. • Anti TR. • Reformist wing, TR, anti-trust, social justice conservation.

  5. Democratic Weakness • Divided. • Lost support of Unions following 1894 Pullman Strike. • Long run of defeats. • Rising influence of progressivism. • Depression in 1893.