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Shawn O'Connell, Treasurer
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|"We investigate the
past not to deduce
lessons, but to find
out what really
-T. F. Tout
FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN
"You cannot escape the
responsibility of tomorrow
by evading it today."
"You have to do your own
growing no matter how tall
your grandfather was."
"Republicans are for both
the man and the dollar, but
in case of conflict the man
before the dollar."
"If you think you can slander
a woman into loving you, or
a man into voting for you, try
it until you are satisfied."
Emancipation Proclamation (1863): The first Republican President, Abraham
Lincoln, issued an order freeing all slaves in the Confederacy.
First African Americans elected to Congress (1870): The first African American
Senator, Hiram Revels is elected in Mississippi. The First African American
Representative, Joseph Rainey, is elected in South Carolina.
Women's right to vote (1872): Republicans Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady
Stanton write the text of the 19th Amendment, which is introduced by Republican
Senator Aaron A. Sargent of California. The Amendment was finally ratified in 1920
(Ratified by Connecticut under Republican Governor Marcus Holcomb).
First national park (1872): Yellowstone National Park was established as the United
States' first national park by Republican President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also the
world's first national park.
First Hispanic Governor (1875): Republican Romualdo Pacheco became the first
Hispanic Governor (California).
Construction of the Panama Canal (1904): Under Republican Teddy Roosevelt,
America takes control of the Panama Canal from France and builds it into one of the
most crucial locations in world shipping.
First President to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (1906): Republican President
Teddy Roosevelt received the first Nobel Peace Prize awarded to a US President for
mediating the end of the Russo-Japanese War.
First woman elected to U.S. House of Representatives (1916): Jeannette
Rankin, Republican from Montana, becomes the first woman elected to the
U.S. House of Representatives.
The Interstate Highway System (1956): Republican Dwight Eisenhower begins
construction of the Interstate highway system.
First Asian-American U.S. Senator (1959): The first Asian-American senator,
Republican Hiram Fong, is elected in Hawaii.
First woman in the Supreme Court (1981) Sandra Day O'Conner, Republican from
Arizona, is appointed by Republican Ronald Reagan.
First African American woman Secretary of State (2005): Republican George W.
Bush selected Republican Condi Rice to be his Secretary of State. She was the first
African American woman apponted to that position.