From Lincoln to Trump: the evolution of America’s Republican Party

Today’s Republican Party opposes big government. It’s culturally conservative and its demographic support is strongest among white voters.

It also usually dominates elections in the South.

The party’s 2016 presidential nominee has been heavily criticized for inciting racial tensions.

But things weren’t always this way for the Republican Party.

Yet over the past 160 or so years, it has undergone a remarkable transformation from the party of Abraham Lincoln… to the party of Donald Trump.

There are multiple factors at play that explain this surprising evolution.

Why did this apparent shift in ideologies occur? And where can the Republicans go next?

Find out the answers in this informative Vox video.

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