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Lager Bier and the Republican Party

Believe it or not, German immigrants and lager bier played a part in establishing the Republican Party.

Prior to a group of Wisconsin men establishing the Republican Party in 1854, there were two parties; the Whigs and the Democrats, neither of which appealed to German immigrants.

The Democrats welcomed immigrants and lager lovers alike but were pro slavery. The Whigs were anti slavery but were prohibitionist and anti immigrant.

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