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What caused conflict among some members of the Republican party?

Timothy Norman

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Ramon Kelly on September 20, 2018

The issue of slavery was a huge underlying problem to the formation of the Republican party.May 20, 1854, a group of politically-minded former Whigs met in Ripon , Wisconsin, to discuss the possibility of forming a new political party that will focus on the prevention of the spread of slavery in the Western territories. The idea took off, and on the 6th of June, 1854, more than 10,000 people gathered in Jackson, Michigan to establish the new party and therefore the Republican party was born.

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