On This Day in 1865 – Thanks to Republicans The US Abolished Slavery

(Vermont History)
On this day in 1865, the 13th Amendmentabolishing slaverybecame part of the Constitution — when ratified by three-quarters of the states. Despite protests from the Democrats, the Republican Party made banning slavery part of its national platform in 1864. Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL) wrote the final version of the text, combining the proposed wordings of several other Republican congressmen.

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  • Maria

    I guess most living Democrates don’t even know about this day and that the Republicaner are the once.
    Happy Anniversery… :-)

  • Fionnagh

    It just SLAYS me how many people don’t know about this, or choose NOT to know!

  • reader

    On “preserving the narrative”: I saw a comment about this issue a while ago on another website, but alas I didn’t bookmark it. It was from a high school student who said he had asked his teacher why it was the Republicans who were anti-slavery. The kid said: “My teacher explained that the values of the parties later switched” — i.e., 150 years ago, everything bad came from the Democrats, but now everything bad comes from the Republicans.

    Hey, it’s what the teacher told him, so it must be true.

  • Rich

    Important to note that the D and R parties in the 19th century weren’t not similar at all with the present day parties. Roles and values have more or less switched.

    Nice try bub.

  • gus

    Were there celebrations in URBAN public schools today??? Of course not. Slavery isn’t over, it’s alive and well. It’s called THE GREAT SOCIETY. Permanent second class citizen status. Brought to AMERICAN. Colored people/Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans.
    Why has the TERMINOLOGY of the dependent black class changed????

  • jorgen

    As always, Republicans stand for freedom, back then and now – I am not surprised that socialist teachers are now rewriting history also on this: socialists stand for statism, making people dependent on the allpowerful state.

  • gus

    I grew up within walking distance of ANTIETAM. Does anyone HERE, know about ANTIETAM??
    It is chilling what happened that September in Maryland.
    Do LIBTARDS have ANY CLUE how many WISCONSIN, MISSOURI, or MICHIGAN (plus thousand and thousands more) white YOUNG MEN, gave their LIVES, LIMBS or futures for the cause of LIBERTY and the UNION??? Do any LIBTARDS understand that HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS died or were crippled. Do LIBTARDS UNDERSTAND how many WHITE NORTHERNERS sacrificed compared to the number of BLACKS who were lynched or murdered???
    Liberals are mentally ill.
    Read about Antietam.

  • winston

    Party of Freedom

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  • CJ

    Funny how a few on here believe the lie that “the Parties switched”…and simply REFUSE to believe the truth. The Republicans have ALWAYS been the party that wanted freedom for ALL. Look it up, you are on here so you have access to the truth, if you dare to know the truth!!!

  • Simon

    Also with that “switched” hogwash, wouldn’t that mean both parties are now Republican?

  • Simon

    Who the hell would just do se do and switch platforms? Especially after giving their lives for a cause they believed in – they’d just abandon or work against it? It’s impossible to insult someone who believes this idiocy, except to call them Democrat.

  • Simon

    Because you come to my house I have to go live in yours?! What the ?

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #4 You are a brainwashed moron.

    If the (R)s are the party of slavery, in your bizarroland theory, why do the (D)s still control the inner city, the failed schools, and the cotton-picking-cum-voting slavery that still exists?

    The (D)s were the slaveowners.

    Get this. The (D)s started the KKK.

    Also this. The (D)s passed every single racist law that was ever enacted.

    Hey check this out. The (D)s started the so-called “Great Society” and intentionally evolved it to the WIC point it is today, a plan wherein any unwed black mother gets money on a per-child basis (increasing, as basic, simple laws of economics dictate, the number of unwed, on-the-dole black mothers).

    Also, if you haven’t been paying attention these, oh, last 50 years or so, the (D)s own the intentionally de-educating inner-city schools, and the intentionally enslaving inner cities themselves, from little ghetto Benton Harbor, MI to downtown Detroit to Oakland to D.C. to New Orleans to Cleveland to south-side Chicago to St. Loius.

    Also, for the blind, you may have missed that the Democrats are the ones who, since Democrat Progressive Extraordinaire Margaret Sanger, lover of Hitler, hater of black babies, have supported her intentionally-black-baby-killing eugenics-mill known as Planned Parenthood, and that the HOOD is where they prefer to set up shop. Democrats. All of them.

    Nobody switched. The Democrats lost their precious slaves, they got pissed for a few years, Kennedy was shot, the NEXT EFFING DAY they came on the radio saying that it was a white southern REPUBLICAN RACIST RIGHTWINGER, when in ACTUAL FACT it was a white Communist with a Russian wife who thought that Kennedy was not quite left-wing enough. That didn’t matter to the (D)s, still pissed that the Whites Only Lunch Counters that they created were a recent thing of the past — they had their narrative, and they were sticking to it. IT WORKED. The (D)s, along with Malcom X, in his earlier years, sucessfully RE-M’Fing-ENSLAVED THE BLACKS. Just as before, in prewar days, it became a virtual crime to EDUCATE a slave, to teach him to read and write. As it is today.

    You are a moron, who has no grasp of the treachery of the Slavemaster Democrats. THEY NEVER EFFING CHANGED A SINGLE IOTA.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Quite interesting that #4 came right on the heels of #3.

    Like clockwork. These college-educated fools spout what they are told without thinking about reality. “They switched roles”. Yeah. No comprehension of the sequence of events.

    Dems never changed — slaveowners then, slaveowners now.

  • Conservative to the Core

    Lincoln’s greatest claim to fame is that he’s the original spendthrift RINO. He should have found a way to abolish slavery in a fiscally sound manner. Slavery would have died out naturally at some point anyway and wouldn’t have cost taxpayers a dime in the process, in fact, quite the opposite.

  • http://itsaboutfreedom.proboards.com BigAlSouth

    IMHO, the greatest political lie perpetrated on the American electorate is that the Republicans are prejudiced and the Democrats want to help African-Americans.

  • Evil Otto

    He should have found a way to abolish slavery in a fiscally sound manner.

    OK, I’ll bite. How?

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  • bg


    Muslim Black slavery – Islam slave history of Black Africa

    just a sample:

    The Racist History of the Democratic Party

    [History reveals that the Republican Party was formed in 1854 to
    abolish slavery and challenge other racist legislative acts initiated
    by the Democratic Party.


    Congressional records show that Democrats were opposed to passing the
    following laws that were introduced by Republicans to achieve civil rights
    for African Americans:

    Civil Rights Act 1866
    Reconstruction Act of 1867
    Freedman Bureau Extension Act of 1866
    Enforcement Act of 1870
    Force Act of 1871
    Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    Civil Rights Act of 1960

    And during the 60’s many Democrats fought hard to defeat the

    1964 Civil Rights Act
    1965 Voting Rights Acts
    1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act

    Court records shows that it was the Democrats that supported the Dred Scott Decision. The decision classified Blacks and property rather than people. It was also the racist Jim Crow practices initiated by Democrats that brought about the two landmark cases of Plessy v Ferguson and Brown v. The Board of Education.]


    By Frances Rice

    [It’s a sure sign that Republicans are winning a debate on issues when Democrats, aided by well-meaning civility police pundits and activists, demand that Republicans stop showing their passion and “be civil”.

    I am still waiting for those with such a keen sense of civility to demand
    that Democrats cease their unrelenting and uncivil, even racist, attacks
    on black Republicans. I won’t hold my breath.

    High on the Democrats’ list of those to be denigrated are accomplished black Republicans who do not toe the Democrats’ liberal agenda line. Shamefully, Democrats do not want poor black children to have as role models any black person who does not engage in victim mongering and works hard to become prosperous rather than become dependent on government handouts.]

    Lynching Republicans

    [Otherwise known as the forgotten suppressed history of the Democrat party: following the Civil War, 1300 white Republicans and 3500 black Republicans were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan (via Mitchieville).]

    Lynchings: By State and Race, 1882-1968

    (stats vary lightly, but are more or less the same..)