In a short time there were not many Republican leaders left, either white or colored, and the rank and file of the party could not then do much.
By 1811 the old-time Republican leaders, trained in the school of Jeffersonian ideals, were practically bankrupt.
It was decided in the councils of the Republican leaders that Lincoln should challenge Douglas to joint public debate.
The prompt condemnation of it by many Republican leaders did not offset, in the minds of Southerners, the fury of praise accorded by others.
Despite this strength, the Republican leaders, if they could succeed in effecting a reunion of their party, awaited the results of the election with confidence.
Stephen could understand likewise the vehemence of the Republican leaders who crowded around their candidate and tried to get him to retract that Question.
Large numbers of the reformist and republican leaders were Christian, some of them with missionary or Y. M. C. A. connections.
Opposition to even these violent measures was however ineffectual in the Federal legislature; and the Republican leaders determined to resort to the State arenas for the decisive struggle.
It needed only the first day's experience to show the wisdom of the Republican leaders in forcing a joint discussion upon Douglas.
Such a revelation of venality struck dumb the Republican leaders who had kept asserting their distrust of Adams's sincerity and accusing the administration of injustice toward France.
What they forgot and he forgot was that it was no time for partisan precedents, and he allowed his distrust of the Republican leaders in Congress to sweep him into an inexcusable error that he, of all men, should have avoided.
The body was deposited in Westminster Abbey; but the posthumous honor was in reserve for it, of being torn from the grave after the Restoration, and flung into a ditch along with the remains of three or four other republican leaders.
Many people are led to favor Mr. Johnson's policy because they dislike those whom they please to call the "Republican leaders.
To make good the loss the Republican leaders had to appeal for support to the same class of voters which gave to Republican principles their first triumphs,--the intelligent mechanics and artisans, the laboring men.
The way was prepared by the infatuation with which Randolph, Jefferson, Madison, and other Republican leaders had unbosomed themselves to Fauchet, and also by an unfortunate blunder which had led Washington to send James Monroe as Minister to France in 1794.
But such was the general uncertainty, so doubtful seemed the loyalty of the Democratic party as represented by its spokesmen at the North, so irresolute was the tone of many Republican leaders and journals, that a powerful and wealthy community of twenty millions of people gave a sigh of relief when they had been permitted to install the Chief Magistrate of their choice in their own National Capital.
There is a tradition that on the night preceding this Freeport debate Lincoln was catching a few hours' rest, at a railroad center named Mendota, to which place the converging trains brought after midnight a number of excited Republican leaders, on their way to attend the great meeting at the neighboring town of Freeport.
The old republican leaders, or commonwealth's men, as they were called, began to see that self-preservation required their re-union with the King; but the aspiring Cromwell and his crafty adherents, relying on their numbers and influence in the army, resolved to clog every proposal of peace with terms which they knew the Sovereign must from conscience refuse.
" Their first efforts were directed against the white Republican leaders, who melted away like new fallen snow before a warm sun.
Mark Antony, in the course of a powerful speech, conceded the high motives of the Republican leaders, and disclaimed any intention of raising the people against them; he thought, however, that many instances could be quoted against the theory of Caesar's ambition, and he concluded by reading, at the request of the audience, the will of Caesar, which proved that he had the most benevolent designs towards the Roman people."
Short Example Sentence for Republican Leaders
The Republican leaders denounced his act as "the gravest of crimes."