The Republican Party, also commonly called the GOP (for 'Grand Old Party'), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932.
There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first being Abraham Lincoln, serving from 1861 to 1865, and the most recent (as of 2013) being George W. Bush, serving from 2001 to 2009.
Based on this passage, which of the following statements is not true?
|Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president.|
|The Republican Party was formed by people opposed to slavery.|
|The Republican Party lost national political influence after the Civil War.|
|The Democratic Party is a major political party in the United States.|