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In this lesson, we will examine the election of 1860. We will meet the candidates, discover their primary concerns and campaign techniques, and...

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The Democrats met in Charleston, South Carolina, in April 1860 to select their candidate for President in the upcoming election. It was turmoil. Northern democrats felt that Stephen Douglas had the best chance to defeat the "Black Republicans." Although an ardent supporter of slavery, southern Democrats considered ...

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Apr 30, 2017 ... Importance of the Election of 1860. The 1860 election proved to be one of the most momentous in American history as it came at a time of national crisis, and brought Abraham Lincoln, with his known anti-slavery views, to the White House. Indeed, Lincoln's trip to Washington was literally fraught with trouble ...

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"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved. I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other." -Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1858, at the ...

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By the election of 1860 profound divisions existed among Americans over the future course of their country, and especially over the South's "peculiar institution, " slavery. During the presidency of James K. Polk (1841-1849), the United States had confirmed the annexation of Texas to the Union, negotiated a treaty with Great ...

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In 1860, Lincoln won the party's presidential nomination. In the November 1860 election, Lincoln again faced Douglas, who represented the Northern faction of a heavily divided Democratic Party, as well as Breckinridge and Bell. The announcement of Lincoln's victory signaled the secession of the Southern states, which ...

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The most important and divisive presidential election in American history took place in 1860. John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry a year earlier had brought the great American debate over slavery to a breaking point. Four candidates were nominated. The Republican Party, which fielded its first candidate in 1856, was ...

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United States presidential election of 1860, American presidential election held on Nov. 6, 1860, in which Republican Abraham Lincoln defeated Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge, Democrat Stephen A. Douglas, and Constitutional Union candidate John Bell. The electoral split between Northern and Southern ...

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Main Idea. The 1860 election, in which Abraham Lincoln was elected, was very important. The chaos that occurred during the campaign foreshadowed the war that was coming. Presidential Election. Highlights. In 1860 the political parties were more divided than today. There were: 2 Democratic candidates 1 Republican ...