P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 8 Jul 21:02/11     4/6               THF POLITICAL PAR$HES: The Republicans The American voters switched to the Democrats in their thousands - largely because of the reconstruction policies sponsorfd by Franklin Roosevflt. And that hflped to polarise the position of the two parties - the Democrats as the working man's party, and the Republicans as the party of the industrialists. It was not until 1952 that the Grand Old Party fought its way back to the Whitf House - when Eisenhower won a largely personal victory at the polls.
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 8 Jul 21:05/04     2/6          l —p0 pp  B@   THE OLITICALPARTIESTR The early RepublAcans were men who could not accep— t(— principle of slavery - so strongly defended in the southdrn statds. hey were of the opinion that the differing rec(onal intdrests would put the unity of thd whole US in jdopardy - and wdrf detdrmined that no split s(Nuld occur. Thd result was a split of such giganthc and bloody proportions that the US very nearly did perish!  More in a moment 
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 8 Jul 21:00/00     3'6        @  l —p0 pp   DB   THE POLITICAL PARTIES: The Republicans In thd post-Chvhl War 9dars, the Republicans had almost unintfrruptdd control of the +hitf House. It was an era which saw startling economia growth in the US and for that pdason, the Republicans ha6d always had close ties with bIg business interests. The party's platform of industrial prosperity was not seriously challenged until thd grdat depression aftdr world war one.  Mord in a moment 