Question by  elsewhen (627)

What does GOP stand for?


Answer by  kph0329 (637)

GOP is the acronym for Grand Old Party. It is also another name for the Republican Party, which first came to be in 1854. The GOP is symbolized by the elephant.


Answer by  Mickey (26)

The GOP stands for the GRand Old Party. The first Republican President was Abraham Lincoln. From a series of Presidents afterwards and many conventions, the abbreviation stuck. The term was first used in the late 1800's and carried forward into the 20th century.


Answer by  Gunrunner (561)

GOP stands for 'Grand Old Party' and is another name for the Republican Party. The Republican Party was founded in 1854 by modernists and anti-slavery activists. The GOP replaced the Whig Party as the main opposition to the Democratic Party. Abraham Lincoln was the first GOP President. The GOP of today is considered to be politically conservative.

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