DID YOU KNOW?

REPUBLICANS WERE THE FIRST TO:

  • Establish anti-slavery party (1854)
  • Issue order to free slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
  • Establish first black member to Supreme Court (J. Rocks)
  • Enact first civil rights act (1866)
  • Elect first black Senator (1870 – Rhodes Revels)
  • Elect first Congresswoman (1916-Jeanette Rankin)
  • Elect first Jewish woman to Congress (Florence Khan)
  • Appoint first Jewish U.S. Secretary of State (Henry Kissinger)
  • Appoint first Hispanic Attorney General (Alberto Gonzales)
  • Appoint first black Secretary of State (Condeleezza Rice)
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