Election of 1860


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  • America was divided between the North and the South, slavery was the most important issue of the election of 1860
  • The candidates of the election were Abraham Lincoln, John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • John Breckinridge
  • John Bell
  • Stephen Douglas
  • Lincoln won despite the fact that he did not win a single southern state.
  • This was the final straw for the South. They could no longer be united under a president who supported abolition.
  • On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the United States.
  • Lincoln had no idea the brutality of the coming conflict.
  • Oh shoot! South Carolina just seceded, this is really bad.
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